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Hotel Santiago Apostol

Santiago de Compostela is a cosmopolitan city in which modernity and tradition combine in equal parts, achieving a perfect harmony that characterizes this beautiful town. In addition, it is a meeting point for many cultures thanks to the Camino de Santiago, a road that every year thousands of people travel to reach their objective, the Plaza del Obradoiro and the Cathedral.
The Cathedral and its museum
The Cathedral of Santiago is one of the architectural jewels of Spanish Romanesque art, although in its composition converge different architectural styles. It is the goal of all the pilgrims who make the way and, in addition, the cathedral was declared World Heritage by Unesco.

Its construction began in the year 1075 under the reign of Alfonso VI and was promoted by the bishop Diego Peláez. There are many details that make it up, but its main entrance, the Pórtico de la Gloria, is of special beauty and houses two hundred figures allusive to the apocalypse. The altar is of Baroque style and under it can be found the crypt of the Apostle Santiago.

In the Plaza del Obradoiro you can find the entrance to the cathedral museum. In it you can see important archaeological samples, sculptures, paintings, goldsmiths, tapestries, carpets... The library of the museum preserves books of incalculable value, such as the Codex Calixtino.
Pobo Galego Museum
The museum was created in 1976 and is located in the old convent of Santo Domingo de Bonaval. In it the visitors can find pieces that help to understand the culture of the Galician people and its evolution.

The convent that houses the museum was founded in the 20th century by Santo Domingo de Guzmán and rebuilt in the 17th and 18th centuries; the most notable contributions were made by the architect Domingo de Andrade. In its interior it is of special mention an original helical stair that captures the attention of its visitors.
Viewpoints
On a trip to Santiago de Compostela you can not miss the visit to one of its viewpoints. The main ones are the Park of the Alameda, the terraces of the Faculty of History and Geography, the Park of the Convent of Santo Domingo de Bonaval and the Convent of Belvís. From any of these points you can enjoy a panoramic view that will not leave any visitor indifferent.
Collegiate Church of Santa María del Sar
It was built in the 11th century on the outskirts of the city and in it stands out the inclination of its columns, its decoration with vegetal motifs, its vaults and the three apses of the head of the collegiate, the central one of polygonal form and the lateral ones are semicircles.
Market
It is the second most visited place after the Cathedral. Here you can shop first quality fresh food and admire the peculiarity of the building, which was built in 1941 after its predecessor was demolished in 1937, the City Market, which housed all areas of commerce in the city.

The market has been active for the last three centuries and is the leading trading point of fresh products in Santiago.
Walking around Santiago
This city is perfect for walking around its streets, knowing its history and admiring the buildings that will transport us to another era and will make you lose sense of time. Its old town is declared a World Heritage Site and in it are the most emblematic squares of the city, Plaza de Platerías, Plaza del Obradoiro, Plaza de Azabachería and Plaza de la Quintana.
As Cancelas
Have an incredible day in As Cancelas a very special mall where you can find all the shops you can imagine, the best restaurants and bars, a supermarket and a cinema that counts with the latest films.
Taste the typical octopus
Come to Pulpería Vilalua and taste the delicious octopus and other products of Galician gastronomy. They will not leave you indifferent!