Parque de San Domingos de Bonaval

Santiago de Compostela

Just northeast of Santiago's monumental centre, the leafy Bonaval park, formerly the estate of a convent, is a deliciously green and tranquil retreat from the city bustle.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Santiago de Compostela attractions

1. Museo do Pobo Galego

0.05 MILES

This museum in a former convent is a fascinating window into traditional Galician ways of life, which still persist in some rural areas. Displays range…

2. Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea

0.05 MILES

The Contemporary Art Centre presents excellent exhibitions of modern art (including film and video) from Galicia and the rest of the world in spacious,…

3. Museo de Arte Sacro

0.28 MILES

The Sacred Art Museum, accessed through the church of the Mosteiro de San Paio de Antealtares, contains the Ara (Altar) de Antealtares, the original altar…

4. Museo de San Martiño Pinario

0.28 MILES

The enormous church of the huge baroque Benedictine monastery of San Martiño Pinario is open to visitors as part of a museum that's well worth a visit…

5. Mosteiro de San Paio de Antealtares

0.29 MILES

The long, stark wall of the Mosteiro de San Paio de Antealtares faces the cathedral's east end across Praza da Quintana. Founded by Alfonso II in the 9th…

6. Praza da Quintana

0.31 MILES

Broad Praza da Quintana opens up outside the cathedral's eastern end. The cathedral's Puerta Santa here is opened only in holy years: it's flanked by 24…

7. Praza da Inmaculada

0.32 MILES

On the cathedral's north side, this is where most pilgrims arriving in Santiago first set eyes on the cathedral. Opposite looms the huge, austerely…

8. Puerta Santa

0.32 MILES

The cathedral's Puerta Santa, giving access to the cathedral from Praza da Quintana, is opened only in holy years (2021, 2027). Constructed between 1611…