This famous pilgrimage site in north-west Spain became a symbol in the Spanish Christians' struggle against Islam. Destroyed by the Muslims at the end of the 10th century, it was completely rebuilt in the following century. With its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings, the Old Town of Santiago is one of the world's most beautiful urban areas. The oldest monuments are grouped around the tomb of St James and the cathedral, which contains the remarkable Pórtico de la Gloria.

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2 sites in this World Heritage

  • Historic Centre of Santiago de Compostela
  • Santa Maria del Conxo Monastery

Historic Centre of Santiago de Compostela

Santa Maria del Conxo Monastery

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Spain 
Category
Cultural
Name
Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(vi)
Year of Registered
1985
Keyword
Old City, Registered in 1985