You can go all around the Cathedral to look at its four façades, each with its own monumental square. In Plaza del Obradoiro you will see the main façade, with its tall baroque towers, the cloister on one side and the Archbishop’s Palace on the other, facing Rajoy Palace. They say that there are few squares as beautiful as this in all the world!
Following the cloister’s long wall, you will come to Platerías façade, the only one remaining from the Middle Ages, in the old silversmiths’ square, featuring its pretty fountain with horses. Going around the Clock Tower, you will be in Plaza de la Quintana and will come across the Holy Door façade… as long as the neighbouring Monastery of San Paio de Antealtares, full of windows! And finally, going up the stairs, you will see in the north the Azabachería façade in the jet-workers’ square or Plaza de la Inmaculada, with another important monastery opposite: San Martín Pinario.
It is a striking itinerary! And the best thing is that you will have gone up and down a lot of metres because, without realising, you are walking about the apostle’s sacred hill… The secret lies in the fact that the baroque architects laid down wonderful stairways and platforms, so that we do not get tired and can admire the Cathedral from all angles.