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.
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 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
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
38 kilometres from Santiago de Compostela, in the municipality of Catoira, stand the imposing ruins of the Towers of the West. They were ordered to be built by Archbishop Gelmirez in the 12th century, to stop the Norman and Saracen expeditions that were heading towards Santiago.
En 1660, la Catedral románica sufrió su mayor transformación estética. Los peregrinos traían a través del camino de Santiago nuevas corrientes artísticas en auge en Europa. Es por ello por lo que en este momento se decide adornar la Catedral en estilo barroco y construir la