Sunday, December 17, 2006

I'm gonna show you Santiago (I)

Santiago de Compostela is the capital of Galicia, an autonomous community in the northwest of Spain. Mostly known for being one of the three peregrination centers (along with Roma and Jerusalem). It is supossed that the mortal remains of the apostle Santiago are buried in the romanic Cathedral.

Santiago has an historic town ("la zona vieja" in spanish) wich was walled on the medieval era.
This is a shot from the San Roque Fountain (la fuente de San Roque), almost in the beginig of the historical town. Click to enlarge the photos.

Here are more shots of the historical town:

Algalia Street (Rúa da Algalia)

Cervantes Square (Praza de Cervantes)

Toural Square (Praza do Toural)

Next post i'll show you the ominpresent cathedral and a few more things.

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