Plaza del Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela

Tired pilgrims reach the end of their journeys at Plaza del Obradoiro, the location of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. This square also hosts a number of the city’s other important and historic structures, including a former pilgrim hospital and university and city council buildings. Walk around the square to see the variety of architectural styles on display: Baroque, Gothic, Neoclassical and Renaissance. Take time to people watch and be entertained by the many street performers. To visit Plaza del Obradoiro on your trip to Santiago de Compostela, use our Santiago de Compostela planner .
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  • Equally very impressive all the buildings of this square, it is enriching the visit day or night.
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  • It is a square facing the cathedral. There are several entrances to the cathedral and there are different things to see, but you can wait for hours to get to the cathedral. In the square, there were many cries of joy of the arrival of the pilgrims who had walked. It is surrounded by beautiful old buildings and is a scenic spot.
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