'Gallaecia Petrea' constitutes a journey through the presence of stone in Galician culture, from the earliest times down to the present day; from the moment it became the basic element that shaped the landscape to its more recent uses in forms of cultural expression. It provides an insight into the relationships between territory and stone, generating a debate on one of the hallmarks of Galician culture, the Galician landscape and the Galician way of life, addressing the use of stone as both building material and artistic medium, explaining not only the reasons why it is used, but also the techniques used to work it and the various aesthetic languages employed. It features some of the most significant examples of such uses, both utilitarian or artistic, in varying kinds of stone, yet stems from a geological analysis of the territory to explain the choice of a specific material in each case.
Gallaecia Petrea brings together, for the first time ever, the most significant stonework produced in Gallaecia, namely modern-day Galicia, Northern Portugal and adjoining areas of Asturias: the territory bounded by the River Duero to the South and the River Navia to the East.... read more
The City of Culture opens its doors to all the citizens that want to know the cultural complex designed by Peter Eisenman. Visitors can have free access to the Museum, to the Archives and to the Library, as well as to the outdoor facilities, such as the Hedjuk Towers and the Central Plaza. Besides, there is a program of guided visits to the City of Culture that allows visitors to know the secrets of the architectonic project.
Guided visits: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 11:30 am and 5:30 pm. | Departure from 'Espacio On' point | Reservations not required
Group bookings: Please contact us at email@example.com / tlf: 881 997 584.
Free guided tours of Museo Gaiás
- 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm.
- Groups: firstname.lastname@example.org or 881 99 51 72.
Guided visits for schoolchildren: Tuesday to Friday. Contact us at email@example.com / tlf: 881 997 584.
New web of Alameda Park featuring detailed information of the singular species, trees and bushes, hedges and monuments in this magnificent park, including maps.
Developed to mark the 40th Anniversary of UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention.
Content available in Spanish, Galician and English.
+info and programme here
Turismo de Santiago de Compostela | Concejalía de Turismo
Parks and Gardens Dpt. | Concejalía de Medio Ambiente
Consorcio de Santiago de Compostela
University of Santiago de Compostela