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Santiago de Compostela

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Santiago de Compostela — Located in north-west Spain, in Galicia, in the province of La Coruna. The population of Santiago de Compostela is 70 900 inhabitants (1970). Tanneries, distilleries, flour, fold-processing, paper mills, producing religious objects (including gold and silver).

Santiago de CompostelaAttractions Santiago de Compostela:

  • Rajoy Palace is located on the square Obradoiro, opposite the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. At present, it houses the City Hall of Santiago de Compostela, and the Presidium of the Galician Junta.
  • Construction of the chapel

  • Universal Brotherhood Animas began April 8, 1784 according to the drawings of the architect Miguel Ferro Kaavero under the guidance of the master Juan Lopez Freire.
  • Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela Platerias the square, opposite the Portico of Glory, is a minute's walk from the monastery of San Martin Pinar. The Cathedral is remarkable in that its walls are the relics of St. James the Apostle, so that the cathedral in the Middle Ages became one of the main centers of pilgrimage in Europe, the so-called Way of Saint James.
  • University College of St. Jerome, also known as the College of Artists, located on the southern end of the square Obradoiro.
  • Monastery of St. Martin Pinario located opposite the northern facade of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. This Benedictine monastery, which combines elements of Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical, was founded in the 10th century.
  • Portico of Glory is on the side of the western facade of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. This Romanesque portico was built by a master of Mateo and his assistants commissioned by King of Galicia and Leon Fernando II.
  • University of Santiago de Compostela is certainly one of the oldest in Europe. In 1995, he celebrated his quincentenary of the foundation.

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