Hostal dos Reis Católicos

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16th century. The construction of the present-day building was commissioned in 1501 by the Catholic Monarchs in order to take care of the sick and the pilgrims of the divine Xacobe, according to the Latin inscription along the façade's upper frieze. Nevertheless, its construction had already been decided in 1492, coinciding with the discovery of America. 

 

Costa do Cristo , Santiago de Compostela, 15705
981 58 22 00
Hostal dos Reis Católicos
Present use:

5* luxury hotel. Web: www.parador.es

Schedule:

Individual visit: The four courtyards and the chapel can be visited from November to May. Between June and October, only groups with official guide are allowed into the building.

Temporarily cancelled

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday, Sunday: 12-2 pm / 4-6 pm.

Price: €3. Groups: €2
Monday / -12 years: free

Casa do Cabido (Chapterhouse)

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Mid-18th c. Baroque. This ornamental façade, just over 3 metres deep and facing Puerta de Platerías (cathedral door), closes the beautiful square of which it forms part. It was built in 1758 by the architect Clemente Fernández Sarela with a purely theatre-like function: that of closing the square.

Praza das Praterías, Santiago de Compostela, 15704
(+34) 981 576 661
Casa do Cabido (Chapterhouse)
Present use:

Exhibition Hall

Schedule:

Tue-Sat: 10 am - 2 pm; 14 - 8 pm (Summer: 5 - 9 pm).
Sun: 11 am - 2 pm.
Mondays closed
Free admission.

Colexio de Fonseca

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16th c. This school was commissioned by Archbishop Alonso de Fonseca, converting the house where he was born and which belonged to his influential family for educational purposes. It began to function in 1544 and was later used to house the University of Compostela, created with the patronage of his family at the beginning of the century.

Rúa do Franco 3, Santiago de Compostela, 15702
881 811 000 // visitas: 881 811 099
Colexio de Fonseca
Present use:

University of Santiago's General Library, exhibition hall and other university uses.

Schedule:

VISITABLE courtyard during University hours (Monday-Saturday, 9 am-9 pm); hall with coffered ceiling and Gothic chapel during exhibition hall hours (Monday-Saturday, 11 am-2 pm and 5-8.30 pm).

+INFO: http://www.usc.es/es/info_xeral/visitaspatrimonio/

 

Faculty of Geography and History

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18th Century. Neoclassical. This neoclassical building of huge columns was erected with drawings of Melchor de Prado between 1769 and 1805, on the site that had occupied the College of Compañía de Jesús. The top floor was added at the end of 19th century. The pediment representing Minerva was then replaced by the giant statues of benefactors of the University: Lope Gómez de Marzoa, Juan de Ulloa, Alvaro de Cadaval and the count of Monterrey.

Travesía da Universidade 1, Santiago de Compostela, 15704
881 811 000 // visitas: 881 816 328
Faculty of Geography and History
Schedule:

VISITABLE with the guided visit programme of the University of Santiago, ‘Universidade Viva’.

 

Church of Terceira Orde (the Third Order)

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Rúa do Campiño de San Francisco 2, Santiago de Compostela, 15705
981 581 600
Church of  Terceira Orde (the Third Order)
Present use:

Church belonging to the 'Secular Franciscan Order' religious association.

Schedule:

NOT VISITABLE.

Convent and Church of San Francisco

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Rúa do Campiño de San Francisco 3, Santiago de Compostela, 15704
981 58 16 00
Convent and Church of San Francisco
Present use:

Apart from the Franciscan convent, it also features a hotel, vagrant shelter and cultural centre. Hotel web: www.sanfranciscohm.com.

Schedule:

 WORSHIP.Mass +info. Rosary: every day, 7.30 pm.

 

 

Pazo de Amarante

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18th c. Baroque. This civil building was designed according to the criteria of the baroque style. The coat of arms of the Amarante-Camarasa family stands out in the façade. It was formerly the courthouse until a few years ago.

Rúa da Algalia de Abaixo 26, Santiago de Compostela, 15704
981 552 110
Pazo de Amarante
Present use:

Public Administration. Home of Galician Advisory Council.

Schedule:

Not visitable.

Pazo de Fondevila

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Rúa das Casas Reais, 12, Santiago de Compostela, 15704
Pazo de Fondevila

Pazo de Raxoi

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Praza do Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela, 15705
981 54 23 00
Pazo de Raxoi
Present use:

City Hall. Galician Culture Council. Offices of the Xunta de Galicia government. Galician President's Office.

Schedule:

NOT VISITABLE (administrative use)

Pazo de Xelmírez

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12th c. Romanesque. This Bishop's Palace, attached to the north side of the Cathedral and facing Praza do Obradoiro, was commissioned by Archbishop Diego Xelmírez in order to replace the former bishop's residence that was demolished during uprisings. On the second floor there is an interesting medieval kitchen and a 13th-century hall used for fiestas and meals.

Praza do Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela, 15704
981 552 985
Pazo de Xelmírez
Present use:
Schedule:

VISITABLE

Opening hours: Cathedral Museum

Chapel of As Ánimas (the Souls)

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Rúa das Casas Reais sn, Santiago de Compostela, 15704
981 574 638
Chapel of As Ánimas (the Souls)
Present use:

Church with regular worship.

Schedule:

VISITABLE. Open: every day, 9:00 am-13:00 pm. Visitable collection open during the same time. || WORSHIP.  Mass +info.