Praza da Quintana
Broad Praza da Quintana opens up outside the cathedral's eastern end. The cathedral's Puerta Santa here is opened only in holy years...
Mosteiro de San Paio de Antealtares
The long, stark wall of the Mosteiro de San Paio de Antealtares faces the cathedral's east end across Praza da Quintana. Founded by...
Museo de Arte Sacra
The Sacred Art Museum, accessed through the church of the Mosteiro de San Paio de Antealtares , contains the original altar raised over...
Casa das Crechas
There's no better place for Celtic and other live music. Head to the tightly packed downstairs bar about 10.30pm most Wednesdays from...
Praza das Praterías · interesting places nearby
Puerta Santa information
The cathedral's Puerta Santa, giving access to the cathedral from Praza da Quintana, is opened only in holy years (next in 2021). Constructed between 1611 and 1616, it's flanked on the outside by 24 Romanesque sculptures of biblical figures transferred here from the cathedral's original stone choir, created by Maestro Mateo and his team in the late 12th century, which was knocked down in 1604.