Muralla de Santiago de Compostela

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Muralla de Santiago de Compostela

Muralla de Santiago de Compostela
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Walter Aschiero
Santiago de Compostela, Spain40 contributions
Don't leave Santiago without visiting this pleasant corner
Apr 2017 • Solo
This panoramic view is located a short walk from the Cathedral, yet it is rarely visited by tourists. It is mostly a residential area, although there are some charming hotels nearby: Costa Vella, Altair, Moure, Campanas de San Juan. From this viewpoint you have fine views over the church and monastery of Saint Francis, the valley below and the hills beyond. The sunsets are simply spectacular. If you come from the Cathedral, I would recommend walking down the Rúa da Moeda Vella (Street of the Old Coin). I like the quite atmosphere of that short street, specially in winter.

A previous reviewer mentioned that the Medieval Wall was not visible. Actually, the wall is perfectly visible. It is there on the left hand side (as you look downhill). If you enter the garden of the Costa Vella hotel (another sight not to be missed), you can see the inner side of the wall as well.

From here you can take a short walk to the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Galician Ethnographic Museum and Bonaval Park. This part of town was during many centuries the entry point for pilgrims coming to Santiago along the "English Way" (Camino Inglés). From my understanding, kings Charles V and Phillip II came down the streets Rúa dos Loureiros and Porta da Pena when they entered Santiago.
Written May 26, 2017
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MijnlieverdFH
Tagum City, Philippines4,205 contributions
Muralla not visible but there is a well defined boundaries.
May 2016 • Couples
The wall or the muralla, this is what i understood. Yes there is the well defined territory for the old city of Santiago de Compostela.

I can even say within the old wall are the same medieval architectures, and cobbled-stone streets all around. It stretched within a larger radius enclosing the parks, open spaces, garden, universities, restaurants, cafes, stores and casas, hotels and many more.

Though the high walls are absent, the old city is there to welcome everybody.
Written April 23, 2017
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