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Santiago de Compostela was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 1.985 for its urban beauty and monumental integrity, as well as the profound echoes of its spiritual significance as an apostolic sanctuary and the destination of the Middle Ages' most important religious and cultural movement: El Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James pilgrimage).
Until the 9th century, the city of Santiago did not exist as such. However, archaeological excavations have shown that the present-day location of the old town was the site, in antiquity, of a Roman town that acquired certain importance and remained until the 7th century, forming part of the Swabian kingdom during some time. In the 1st century, alongside the walled enclosure of the Roman “civitas”, a pagan mausoleum was erected that subsequently gave rise to the cathedral. It has been demonstrated that, in that same century, three Christian martyrs were buried in the mausoleum, which became an established centre of worship, as shown by the nearby Christian cemetery that was used until the 7th century.
Second pic: Main nave of the Cathedral.
Apart from the amazing Cathedral, it's a great experience to stroll the narrow and lovely streets.
Third pic: Ruela de Entrecercas.
Note: Santiago de Compostela is in Galicia, northwest of Spain.
Renaissance style, Arbishop ordered to built it in the 17th century. Where? In front of Parque de La Alameda. more travel advice
Baroque style, it was built in 1.759. Since 1.995, this palace houses the Fundación (Foundation) Eugenio Granell with... more travel advice
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