It is owned by the Paradores group, a large hotel-chain which operates hotels exclusively in historic buildings.
Following the Xunta's considerable investment and hugely successful advertising campaign for the Holy Year of 1993, the number of pilgrims completing the route has been steadily rising.
James in English, is also Santiago.Some of these places are for example, Tokio or Alameda at Porta Faxeira or the terraces at the Quintana Square.James riding his horse and fighting with the Arabs.The building was designed by Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza and finds a careful balance between the outer and innerspace.Some of them are: Cathedral Museum : it shows the Cathedrals history and artistic testimonies, from the first basilicas and archaeological remains, the Romanesque period, the work of Master Mateo, with the reconstruction of the Cathedrals Stone Choir; sculpture in the Cathedral between the 13th.If you want to buy an original gift, visit the Sargadelos 12 shop at Rúa Nova and see the modernist ceramics of this old and legendary factory in the province of Lugo.
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The Obradoiro façade of the cathedral, the best known, is depicted on the Spanish euro coins of 1 cent, 2 cents, and 5 cents (.01,.02, and.05).
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Pope Benedict XVI undertook a ceremonial pilgrimage to the site on his visit to Spain in 2010.
At the East, the baroque front of the Cathedral with the Museum at its right and the Gelmírez Palace at its left.It is the only surrealist museum in the world showing works by Granell and other surrealist artists old and new.847) claimed to have found some remains which were attributed to Saint James the Greater.Yet to be finished, but impressing especially for those interested in architecture.It was built under the classic canons.In 813, according to medieval legend, the light of a bright star guided a shepherd who was watching his flock at night to the burial site in Santiago de Compostela.Praza de Praterías (Silversmith's Square) edit Close to the Quintana, it has a well-known fountain and it offers one of the best sights of the Cathedral.The pilgrimage has been the subject of many books, television programmes, and films, notably Brian Sewell 's The Naked Pilgrim produced for the British television channel Channel 5 and the Martin Sheen / siti per incontri di sesso Emilio Estevez collaboration The Way.9 Around the place of the discovery a new settlement and centre of pilgrimage emerged, which was known to the author Usuard in 865 10 and which was called Compostella by the 10th century.At the North, the Catholic Kings Hostal, a plateresque building destinated to host the pilgrims.Campus Stellae (i.e., "field of the star it seems unlikely, however, that this phrase could have yielded the modern.The ticket costs.00 for adults (for people under 18 it costs.55).The area was later attributed to the bishopric of Iria Flavia in the 6th century, in the partition usually known as Parochiale Suevorum, ordered by king Theodemar.