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Pazo de Xelmírez (Palace of Archbishop Xelmírez)

  • Praza do Obradoiro Map It
  • Santiago de Compostela
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Step into this rich 12th-century building to view an unusual example of Romanesque civic architecture, with a cool, clean, vaulted dining hall. The little figures carved on the corbels in this graceful, 100-foot-long space are drinking, eating, and listening to music with great medieval gusto. Each is different, so stroll around for a tableau of mealtime merriment. The palace is attached to the Cathedral, however, the entrance varies–-it's best ask to ask at the Cathedral museum where to enter the Pazo de Xelmírez.

Sight Information


Praza do Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela, 15704, Spain

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Sight Details:

  • €6, includes Cathedral museum
  • Tues.–Sat. 11–2 and 4–6, Sun. 10–2

Published 08/18/2015


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