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"Grand Squares- Santiago de Compostela" Top 5 Page for this destination Europe Things to Do Tip by Maryimelda

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La Plaza del Obradoiro is the main square in fron t of the Cathedral of St James in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Northern Spain. Of course this is the famous pilgrim city which is the destination of thousands of travellers intrepid enough to walk anything from 100kms to 1,000kms (or much more in many cases) to pay their respects before the tomb of St James the Apostle, who is believed to be interred there.

The square is the main meeting place in Compostela and it is bounded by the Cathedral, the Gelmirez Palace, The Hospital Real, built in the 15th century as a pilgrim shelter and the neo-classical Rajoy Palace, built opposite the Cathedral in the 18th century.

I loved listening to the wandering musicians who play in the square in the evenings.

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  • Written Nov 24, 2010
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