Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Santiago de Compostela

Museo da Catedral

The Museo da Catedral spreads over four floors and includes the cathedral's large, 16th-century, Gothic/plateresque cloister. You'll see a sizeable section of Maestro Mateo's original carved stone choir (destroyed i…
Top Choice Historic Building in Santiago de Compostela

Hostal dos Reis Católicos

Stretching across the northern end of Praza do Obradoiro, the Hostal dos Reis Católicos was built in the early 16th century by order of the Catholic Monarchs, Isabel and Fernando, as a recuperation centre for exhaus…
Top Choice Plaza in Santiago de Compostela

Praza do Obradoiro

The grand square in front of the cathedral's west facade earned its name (Workshop Sq) from the stonemasons' workshops set up here while the cathedral was being built. It's free of both traffic and cafes, and has a …
Top Choice Museum in Santiago de Compostela

Museo das Peregrinacións e de Santiago

Recently installed in a newly converted premises on Praza das Praterías, the brightly displayed Museum of Pilgrimages & Santiago gives fascinating insights into the phenomenon of Santiago (man and city) down the…
Top Choice Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela

Catedral de Santiago de Compostela

The grand heart of Santiago, the cathedral soars above the city centre in a splendid jumble of spires and sculpture. Built piecemeal over several centuries, its beauty is a mix of the original Romanesque structure (…
Museum in Santiago de Compostela

Fundación Eugenio Granell

Includes much of Galician surrealist Granell's own body of work, as well as his collections of surrealist and ethnic art.
Gallery in Santiago de Compostela

Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea

The Contemporary Art Centre presents excellent exhibitions of modern art (including film and video) from Galicia and the rest of the world, in spacious, well-lit halls.
University in Santiago de Compostela

Colexio de Fonseca

Just south of the cathedral, on the west side of cafe-lined Praza de Fonseca, the Colexio de Fonseca, with a beautiful Renaissance courtyard and two exhibition galleries, was the original seat of Santiago’s universi…
Museum in Santiago de Compostela

Museo do Pobo Galego

A short walk northeast of the Old Town, this former convent houses extensive and interesting exhibits on Galician life and arts ranging from fishing boats and bagpipes to traditional costumes and antique printing pr…
Museum in Santiago de Compostela

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 Santiago's relics. The church itself is of relatively simple design, except for …