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Costa da Morte; Finisterre, Muxía and Cabo Vilán
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Costa da Morte; Finisterre, Muxía and Cabo Vilán

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Essential tour to know, without hurry, the most significant and spectacular corners of the "Costa da Morte".<br>From the hand of Official Galician Tourism Guides you will discover impressive waterfalls, lighthouses, an imposing coast and you will have time to enjoy the best local cuisine.
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stevenenhilde wrote a review Aug 2020
Antwerp, Belgium793 contributions359 helpful votes
Visiting the plaza del obradoiro make you feel the feelings of the pelgrims. Every minute pelgrims are arriving and are happy, start crying, start singing and clapping ... Special
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Vadim wrote a review Mar 2020
Murmansk, Russia17,841 contributions2,160 helpful votes
Local residents joke that the 4 buildings surrounding the square around the perimeter embody the 4 pillars that hold Santiago de Compostela: religion (Cathedral), power (City Hall), tourism (- Parador-Hostal de Los Reyes Catholicos) and education (San Xeronime College). Of course, the main thing on the square is the magnificent West facade of the Cathedral. It is good day and night. Despite its medieval status, this Baroque beauty is relatively recent by historical standards. The facade was completed in 1740 by the architect Fernando de Casas Novoa . There`s Palace Raxoi behind. The City Hall is located here now. St. James in the form of a statue will be found here also. It was believed that his statue helped in the fight against the Moors during the Reconquista. If You look at the North side you can find the former hospital for pilgrims, built by the ideologues of the Reconquista, zealous Catholics and persecutors of Jews and Moors by Queen Isabella of Castile and king Ferdinand of Aragon. The Parador for pilgrims is now here. Finally, the 16th-century College of San Xeronime is located on the South side of the square. In addition to contemplating the Baroque beauty of the Cathedral, interesting performances are played out in the arcades of the city hall in the late afternoon. Perhaps this will be the best end of the day.
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Date of experience: June 2019
Mick G wrote a review Mar 2020
54 contributions12 helpful votes
Was lucky to get here when we did. When the Covid virus finally goes this will be back being a treat. It is the place all the people doing the Camino way come to and as a tourist it is just such a great place to relax in and people watch and gaze at the fancy cathedral facade. It is also bordered by the Hostal Dos Reis Catolicos Paradore hotel.There is a perpetual bagpiper but you can either enjoy or tune him out. There was no sellers of all sorts and so is very relaxed for such a central location. Coffee and all the rest you can get round the corner.
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Date of experience: March 2020
rayporsche wrote a review Mar 2020
Ottawa, Canada32 contributions13 helpful votes
The Plaza is a vast terrace on which almost daily there are displays, sporting events, childrens school activities or buskers entertaining the tourists and citizens wandering there. The weekend evenings often have some sort of live, noisy cheerful entertainment, the daytime is often when tourists occupy the several perimeter cafes and enjoy the view, the atmosphere and the goings-on. A fun place to visit and spend a few hours on a warm afternoon or evening.
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Date of experience: October 2019
FJGonzalezG wrote a review Mar 2020
Bethesda, Maryland1,090 contributions166 helpful votes
Plaza del Obradoiro (worker) where the stone masons worked to build the magnificent cathedral is where the different pilgrimage trails converge. It is flanked on the east by the Cathedral, and on the opposite side by the 18th Century Neoclassical Palacio de Raxoi, where the city hall resides. On the north, you will see the once-pilgrim hospital built at the request of Queen Isabela and King Fernando. To the south is the Colexio de San Xerome, founded in 1501. It is here that one can feel the grandeur of Spain in the XVI Century. Frankly, if you go to Santiago, it is hard to avoid. So go there early, and use it to anchor your visit to the city.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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