Galicia is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Spain for enjoying Spanish food and culture. It is located in northwestern Spain. Most people visit Galicia for a visit to Santiago de Compostela which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also a place of pilgrimage, and people visit the cathedral where the tomb of the Apostle James the Great is located in an underground mausoleum from Roman times. Visit this cathedral while you will be able to see the beautiful architecture, you will have an unforgettable experience.
Santiago de Compostela is the most popular destination in Galicia and is one of the most popular pilgrimage centers. Galicia is also known as the land of witches, and many popular places are worth visiting. The weather is pleasant all year round, so you can visit it at any time of the year. Here are some of the most popular Santiago de Compostela sites worth visiting if you are planning your vacation to Galicia.
Praza das Praterias
It is a beautiful place and this place is a must visit. This is home to a beautiful fountain and is located below the south facade of the magnificent city cathedral. The fountain was built in 1825 and is one of the best places where you can click photos with friends or family members.
Mosteiro de San Martino Pinario
It is another important place to visit in Santiago de Compostela. It is a huge baroque monastery that casts a huge shadow on Praza de Inmaculada. Some of the parts of the monastery are not open to the public, but you will still enjoy it. There is a church that is beautifully decorated and people can visit it here. In the center of the church is a decorated altarpiece decorated with carved flowers, plants and saints. If you climb up to the east of the church, there is a Coro Ligneo from the seventeenth century, another set of choir stalls that was originally located in the Cathedral of Santiago. It was the second largest monastery in Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries. There are two cloisters in the monastery: the office and the gatekeeper’s house. The main door of the monastery consists of four large Doric pillars, and above them is a niche with the figure of San Benedict.
Museo Cathedral yes
It is also an important place to visit in the city. The museum is spread over four floors, there is a large collection of religious art, and the room is dedicated to tapestries woven from Goya designs. Another important feature of the monastery is the Gothic cloister of the 16th century cathedral. The museum also houses interesting and temporary exhibitions in the Paza de Xelmirex, a 12th-century episcopal palace located on the north side of the cathedral. Paz’s banquet hall is decorated with exquisite small wall busts featuring musicians, bakers, feasts, kings and jugglers.
Santiago de Compostela is a small and beautiful town that offers many interesting things to do and see.