TORRE DO RELOXO OU BERENGUELA

Civil
416
On the Way of St. James

Location

Praza da Quintana

15704  Santiago de Compostela - A Coruña

Coordinates:
42º 52' 48.9" N - 8º 32' 38.9" W

Description

72 metre high baroque tower. The main body, with a Romanesque base, was built in the 14th century by the archbishop for whom the tower is named: Berenguel de Landoira; later, the architect Domingo de Andrade finished the upper part (1680). Both the original clock (1522) and the bell had to be replaced. The current clock was made in Ferrol in 1831.
The bell, measuring 2.5 metres in diameter and considered one of the best in the world, lost its original sound and was replaced by a new one cast in the foundries of Asten (Holland). It is currently displayed in the Cathedral Museum.

Access

Town centre. Historic old quarter.

The Ways of St. James

Portiguese Route
The English Camino
The Fistera-Muxía Camino
The French Camino
The Northern Camino
Vía de la Plata
Cultural heritage Civil Castle, Tower, Fortress
Arriba