San Paio de Antealtares: the oldest monastery in Santiago
The Monastery of San Paio de Antealtares is in the Quinta Square, in the vicinity of the Cathedral. It has its origins in a small male monastic community founded by King Alfonso II the Chaste and is the oldest monastery in Santiago de Compostela.
The Pilgrim’s Shadow: Mysteries of Santiago de Compostela
Every night, in Quintana Square, a shadow appears that has become one of the most iconic images of Santiago de Compostela. Thousands of tourists and pilgrims come when the sun has set, and the square is illuminated to have their photo taken with it.
The most outstanding cruceiros of Galicia
The cruceiros are located throughout Galicia and there are more than 12,000 registered. The pilgrim can visit the most outstanding for their history or antiquity.
A journey through the cruceiros of the French Way
The cruceiro is a religious monument that is made up of a stone cross. It is usually located at crossroads, near cemeteries or in churches. Along the Way of Saint James, pilgrims can find several of these cruceiros, which have become a symbol of the Galician
Convent and Church of Saint Francis
The Convent of Saint Francis was founded in 1214 by Saint Francis of Assisi. Legend has it that on a pilgrimage to the city of Santiago de Compostela he ordered a charcoal burner called Cotolay to build the convent. The great work was paid for thanks
The two Marys of Santiago
In the Alameda Park in Santiago de Compostela is the statue of the Two Marys. A tribute to the sisters Maruxa (1898-1980) and Coralia Fandiño Ricart (1914-1983) who became famous for always walking at the same time.
Monument to Saint Francis
Opposite the convent and church of Saint Francis is a monument to the saint himself. It is a twelve-metre high granite work by the Galician sculptor Francisco Asorey, a native of Cambados.
The Pazo de Fonseca
The Pazo de Fonseca is located on one of the busiest streets in Santiago de Compostela, the rúa do Franco. It was created at the request of Archbishop Alonso III de Fonseca, after whom it is named. The archbishop had his family's house, where he was
The Raxoi Palace
El Palacio de Raxoi se encuentra en la Plaza del Obradoiro frente a la fachada oeste de la Catedral de Santiago de Compostela. Fue el arzobispo Bartolomé Raxoi Losada quien mandó construir el edificio, y de ahí proviene su nombre.
Monastery and Church of Saint Martiño Pinario
The Monastery of Saint Martiño Pinairo is located in the Azabachería Square, next to the north façade of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It is the second-largest monastery in Spain, after El Escorial.