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“Plaza del Obradoiro”, center and heart of Santiago de Compostela

Surrounded by historic buildings such as the Palace of “Rajoy”, the Hostal de los Catholic Kings, the Saint Jerome’s School and the Cathedral of “Santiago de Compostela” is “Plaza del Obradoiro”, center and heart of this Galician town. Today, it is the place where pilgrims and tourists arrive, to celebrate the completed pilgramage, to reaffirm their faith or to simply contemplate and be a participant in everything that surrounds them and provokes their splendor. Continue reading ““Plaza del Obradoiro”, center and heart of Santiago de Compostela”

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“Museo do Pobo Galego” – Santiago de Compostela, Spain

In what is known as the Puerta del Camino, on the outskirts of the city walls of Santiago de Compostela, is the old convent of Santo Domingo de Bonaval, which since 1976 has housed the “Museo do Pobo Galego” or the Galician People’s Museum . At the foot of Mount Almáciga, the pilgrim San Domingos de Guzmán founded this convent in 1219. Continue reading ““Museo do Pobo Galego” – Santiago de Compostela, Spain”

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The Belvis Convent – Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The Virgen of the Portal Shrine in Galicia, Spain, is an integral part of the Convent of the Dominican Mothers of Belvis, also known as the Santa María de Belvis Convent or simply the Belvis Convent. It is currently a Cloister Convent. Continue reading “The Belvis Convent – Santiago de Compostela, Spain”