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Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo

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Address: Via Sacra, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Next door to the Cathedral!

If you have visited the cathedral, it's an adjacent monastery building on the Praza da Quintana just around the corner, and, as you are so close, it's well worth a look. In... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2014
Bourne, United Kingdom
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Yackandandah, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I fell into this museum and really did not enjoy. I am sure the artefacts would have great meaning to people who had a strong belief and understanding. Not very interesting if you do not. The nun at the front desk was lovely and smiled at me. The church itself was like the other big ones.....full of gold and very... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

After the cathedral the number one thing to do in Santiago is visit the cookie nuns. Through a door on via sacra there is an entrance walk up to the barred window, ring the bell and wait for the nun to appear. They sell both the Santiago tartw and cookies which look lie doughnuts on a holy water. Don't miss... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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Reviewed July 21, 2015

While wandering the medieval streets of Santiago we found this convent where the cloistered Benedictine nuns make their famous Almond Tartas. We had heard that you could buy their detectible desserts there. We walked into the lobby and found 2 windows with old, wooden turntables. One had a sign that said in Spanish that it was not operating and to... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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Reviewed April 28, 2015

The monastery is small and we missed it the first time we walked by that area. It was around 8pm when we walked by it again and it was opened. We walked inside and found nuns singing. We sat down and enjoyed the hymns. The monastery was not very ornate or big but it was charming and peaceful. I would... More 

Thank Kar C
Bourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 23, 2014

If you have visited the cathedral, it's an adjacent monastery building on the Praza da Quintana just around the corner, and, as you are so close, it's well worth a look. In itself it's a magnificent church; particularly the altar, and you only need 15-20 minutes for your visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed October 17, 2014

The monastery is just next door to the Cathedral, and it is intricately linked with the cathedral itself and Santiago's history. It only takes a short time to tour the museum. Each room has an excellent explanation in English.

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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Church of San Pelayo can be found near the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela . It is the church of the monastry of San Pelayo so it doesn´t open many hours per day . It is worthy to look for them. To enjoy the peaceful silence that reigns supreme among their beautiful Stone walls . To admire the magnificence... More 

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