On the Way of St. James


Praza da Inmaculada

15704  Santiago de Compostela - A Coruña

42º 52' 52.6" N - 8º 32' 39.2" W


With an irregular ground plan, it is bounded by the facade of the monastery of San Martín Pinario, the Archbishop´ s Palace, the arch of the descent towards Praza do Obradoiro and the facade of the Acibechería of the cathedral. In the place of the Romanesque front, the centre of the medieval merchants, the new North facade was erected in the 18th century, begun by Ferro Caaveiro and Fernández Sarela and continued by Monteagudo. The name Acibechería, which is also the name of the street which ends in the square, has its origin in the workshops where jet was worked. Since the 13th century Santiago had a monopoly in the production of articles made from this material.


Town centre. Historic old quarter.

The Ways of St. James

Portiguese Route
Portiguese Route by coast
The English Camino
The Fistera-Muxía Camino
The French Camino
The Northern Camino
The Primitive Camino
The Route of the Sea of Arousa and River Ulla
The Winter Camino
Vía de la Plata
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