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Large, pleasant city plaza containing the church of St. James.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Unfortunately closed, but we sat and enjoyed this splendimnd building from the outside, whilst watching all manner of people pass.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Turtle5954
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After a long walk we have arrived to this Square. You can see the splendid Cathedral and in the middle of the Square there are 3 plaques that signs the end of your journey.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Maria N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This amazing square is definitively on the list of places to visit in Santiago. Live music most of the days, lots of tourists, yes, but also lots of great feelings all around when witnessing the pilgrims reaching the end of the way! The views though...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rebecaamaranta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found some people I met during the camino and it was an amazing experience. This square is magical...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank galtominmyway
Reviewed March 4, 2019

The Plaza del Obradoiro is an absolute must see. It is constantly crowded with tourists but yet one does not feel cramped because of the size of the square. It is surrounded by three must see buildings, the Cathedral, the Palacio de Rajoy, and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Y A
Reviewed February 19, 2019

We spent a lot of time here admiring the cathedral. It is incredible. Do not miss the parador de los Reyes Catolicos. You can go into the restaurant even if you are not a guest or take a guided tour with an official guide carrying...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ileana m
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

Santiago is a beautiful city with a gorgeous cathedral and lots of interesting architecture and streets to explore.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank c0achdena
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

I have stood here many times in recent years after walking to Camino and it still has the amazing power of making you feel proud and humble at the same time. It is powerful and historical but always makes me feel welcome.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StPolo
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

The main Plaza in Santiago de Compostela circled with heritage buildings and off course the cathedral, you have the main cathedral entrance from this square (currently being renovated) It’s a fun place full of lots of people plus activity for kids like train ride, playground...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jason S
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Sorrounded by one of the most imponent cathedrals in the world and the lack of bars and coffee shops that populate other famous squares the place usually imposes respect and solemnity, but on the New Year’s Eve 2018, Cadiz’s Agapornis rock band filled it with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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