Galicia and Asturias Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Galicia and Asturias - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Santiago de Compostela 12

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Altamira Caves

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These world-famous caves, 3 km (2 miles) southwest of Santillana del Mar, have been called the Sistine Chapel of prehistoric art for...

Basílica de Santa María del Conceyu

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This 13th-century church, which rises over the square here, is an excellent example of Romantic Gothic architecture. ...

Biblioteca Menéndez y Pelayo

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Next door to the Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo this library, with some 50,000 volumes, also holds the study of the scholarly...

Casa-Museo Rosalía de Castro

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Padrón was the birthplace of one of Galicia's heroines, the 19th-century poet Rosalía de Castro. The lovely Casa-Museo Rosalía de...

Casco Antiguo

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The best way to spend your time in Santiago de Compostela is to simply to walk around the casco antiguo, losing yourself in its maze...

Castillo de San Antón

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At the northeastern tip of the old town is St. Anthony's Castle, a 16th-century fort that houses A Coruña's Museum of Archaeology. The...

Catedral de Santander

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The blocky cathedral marks the transition between Romanesque and Gothic. Though largely rebuilt in the neo-Gothic style after serious...

Catedral de Santiago de Compostela

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

From the Praza do Obradoiro, climb the two flights of stairs to the main entrance of Santiago's Cathedral. Although the facade is Baroque,...


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Oviedo's Gothic cathedral was built between the 14th and the 16th centuries around the city's most cherished monument, the Cámara Santa...

Cathedral Roof Tours

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For excellent views of the city, join one of the tours arranged by the Cathedral museum that takes you across the cubiertas, the granite...