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College Dating Back To 1544

This is a college that dates back to 1544 and was started by Archbishop Alonsos Fonseca in what I... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2019
Oldjack
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Exotic atmosphere

Great architecture, amazing flowers, many turists around searching for memories regarding the old... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2019
TornakGabriela
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Craiova, Romania
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Praza Fonseca s/n, 15704, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
981 56 31 00
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Reviewed May 23, 2019

This is a college that dates back to 1544 and was started by Archbishop Alonsos Fonseca in what I believe was his family home. It has interesting old architecture and a central garden and worth a visit. Perhaps the statue inside is Fonseca although that...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

Great architecture, amazing flowers, many turists around searching for memories regarding the old history of the Santiago’s University. Now, here you can find the University Library.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019

Such a lovely quadrangle, flowers in full bloom. Really peaceful oasis in the hustle around you in Santiago

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Great little place part of university, lovely garden in middle of building that you can walk around. Located only a few minutes from cathedral and is worth a pop in visit, you only need 5 minutes it’s small.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jason S
Reviewed October 13, 2018

A Pleasant quiet tranquil enclosed space in the middle of the town, great architecture. Free to enter

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Keith P
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful building and courtyard garden opposite the Plaza de Fonseca. This was originally the palace of the Fonseca family but it is now the library for Santiago University. The courtyard is lovely, with luxuriant plants. The facade of the building round the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed September 26, 2018

You pass right by the Colegio Fonseca's entrance when you are walking from the Praza do Obradoiro walking on the Rua Franco south. You get a glimpse of the lovely courtyard from the Rua Franco, but that's just the start. Most people only view the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Located in downtown Santiago, just off the Cathedral, this is a nice college with lots of traditions and history, still in use up until today. A little gem.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

We stopped by when this was actually closed, but we could go into the quadrangle and admire the architecture. Beautiful detail.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

Beautiful little interior garden. The building is wonderful and the architecture quite striking. Just off the main square. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
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