Cities of The Way: Santiago de Compostela.
The final stop in The Way is, of course, Santiago de Compostela. The most important place of the journey is Santiago's Cathedral, and even if the city is not really big, it has many other attractions to offer to the millions of tourists and pilgrims from all aover the world that visit the town every year. The capital of Galicia, was declared World Heritage Site in 1985, and apart from its famous cathedral, that keeps the remains of Santiago Apostle, it is also important for its University (almost 500 years old).
Apart from its impressive Cathedral, Santiago its a mix of very different architectonic styles that reflect the rich history (Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque), and is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
The main site of the city, right on the centre of it, is the Plaza del Obradoiro /Obradoiro's Square, where the Cathedral is located. Also known as the 0 km for every route of the Way of St. James. In that same square you will also find the Palace of Rajoy (that nowadays works as the city hall), the Catholic Monarchs’ Inn (an impressive building of plateresque style) and the San Jerónimo College (that was a pilgrim's hospital in its origins).
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