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    The capital of Galicia is located in the northwest of Spain.

    It is known as the culmination of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route and it is the site where the remains of the Apostle Santiago lie. These are found in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, consecrated in 1211, whose elaborate facades carved in stone open to large squares within the medieval walls of the ancient city.

    The Romanesque Glory Portico of the cathedral opens onto Plaza das Praterías, which has an ornamental fountain from the 19th century. The Praza do Obradoiro, hosts the Hostal dos Reis Católicos built on the 15th century to receive pilgrims. It is currently a luxurious state hotel, and the Raxoi Palace of neoclassical style of the 18th century is the current town hall.

    The traditional market of agricultural products and handcrafts in the nearby Praza de Abastos dates from the 19th century, while the Museo do Pobo Galego exhibits the history and culture of Galicia.

    The city has a dynamic energy and serves 40,000 students attending the 15th century university, and hundreds of thousands of pilgrims each year.

    Cathedral of Compostela

    Cathedral of Compostela

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