The Clock Tower has its own name: it is called “Berenguela” after an archbishop in the Middle Ages, who built the tower to defend the Cathedral. You will see it from many parts of the city, since it has the same height as the Obradoiro towers. You can see that from the clock downards, it is as sturdy as a castle tower, and from there upwards it is very elegant, because it has a baroque extension. We Compostela residents like it so much that when we see a smart, well-dressed woman, we say that she “looks like a Berenguela.”
By the way, did you notice that the clock only has one hand' The bells indicate the time. The Cathedral’s biggest one is in this tower and is also called “Berenguela.” It weighs 6,433 kilos and it is said that if ever there are 13 strokes at midnight instead of 12, the Devil will have a magical hour to wander around the city… How frightening!