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– Abastos Market, Paraza de Abastos; The “praza” is the second most visited place after the cathedral. Since 1873 it has provided fresh local products. It is the provider of the majority of the fresh products in the city.
– The City of Culture of Galicia; the City of Culture of Galicia rises on the top of mount Gaiás as a formidable architectural milestone for the new century. It has been designed by the American architect Peter Eisenman to host the best of cultural expressions of Galicia, Spain, Europe, Latin America and the World, this new “city”, inclusive and plural, shall contribute towards meeting the challenges of the information and knowledge society. Its spaces shall host services and activities devoted to the preservation of heritage and memory, the study, research, experimentation, production and dissemination in the field of literature and thinking, music, drama, dance, film, the visual arts, audiovisual creation and communication. For more information visit http://www.cidadedacultura.org/
– The palace of Gelmirez and the visit to the top of the Cathedral of Santiago: There are some guided tours to visit the top of the cathedral from where there is an amazing view of the city. Additionally, the visit starts at the medieval Palace of Gelmirez which its history is linked to the Bishop Gelmirez, who was of extreme importance during the 12th Century. The most interesting rooms in this palace are the kitchen and the Ceremony room. Tour office phone #981 55 29 85.
– The house of Troya. Close to the cathedral. Around the 19th century it was the most popular Residence for students in Santiago. It is now a museum that conserves small objects of the daily life of people in that period. Address: La Troya, 5. Phone #981 59 51 59.
– The Museum “Do Pobo Galego” (Museum of the Galician Village) Located in the monastery of Santo Domingo de Bonaval, where the remains of three important writers from Galicia: Rosalía de Castro, Castelao o Ramón Cabanillas are. This museum is dedicated to the Ocena, the artisan specialties and traditional professions of Galicia. Address: Rúa de San Domingos de Bonaval. Tel. 981 583 620.
– Park of Santo Domingo de Bonaval. Visit the gardens around the monastery of BonavalEn torno al monasterio de Bonaval. There you will have some good views of the old city.
– The Park of La Alameda. Is the big park of Santiago de Compostela. It is believed that the Eucalytus trees that suround the beches of this park were the first ones brought by some monks and that from there, they spreaded around all Galicia. The park also has the church of Santa Susana, dating from the 12th Century
– Colegiata Santa Maria de Sar Museum. It is the most important Romanesque monument in Santiago. Dating from the 12th Century, this church is famous because of its bented walls, due to the use of an inappropiate foundation for the soft surface on which it sits. This imperfection gives the impression that the church is going to fall-down. Rúa Colexiata do Sar, s/n. Tel. 981 56 28 91.
– The street Rua do Franco, that starts in the Plaza del Obradoiro, is one of the most transited streets in Santiago. This is because the great deal of Bars, Restaurants and souvenir shops located in here.
– Monastery of San Pelayo De Antealtares, located next to the cathedral, facing the plaza de la quintana and the Saint entrance of the cathedral. In the monastery there is the “Ara de Antealtares” and its support. Both where part of the Altar of the cathedral of Santiago contrsucted by the disciples of Santiago when they buried the Apostle. This parts of the altar where moved to the monastery in 1152. Monasterio de San Pelayo de Antealtares. Tel. 981 58 31 27.
– The street “El callejon de Entrerruas“. Is the narrowest street in the medieval city, here, it will be impossible to have 2 people walking at the same time.