The Historic Center is distinguished as a UNESCO world heritage site. It has maintained an old-world character that displays elaborate Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque architecture. The historical complex is a vibrant cultural scene of buildings, streets, and plazas closed to traffic and best explored by foot.
Old Town living offers a modern lifestyle amidst breathtaking well-preserved Medieval architecture. The houses, flats, and rural manors have retained the Medieval walls and façade of the old town while the interiors have comfortable home furnishing installed with modern conveniences.
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The arrival to Santiago marks the end of the pilgrims El Camino journey and brings festive energy to the town. It is a vibrant experience where locals and business coexist with tourism.
The schools within the heritage site are mostly Catholic and managed by different religious orders. Centro Privado de Enseñanza Ntra. Sra. de los Remedios is a private middle school, while the Seminario Mayor Diocesano is a seminary school for those who want to pursue a religious vocation. Colegio Plurilingüe Ntra. Sra. de Los Remedios is a charter school for primary and high school children.
The historic centre is packed with museums, art galleries, plazas, and theatres. Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Museum displays the 1000-year history of the Cathedral, with exquisite works of art and delicate tapestries. Obradoiro Square is located in the main square of the Old Town, where UNESCO's World Heritage plaque is found. San Martino Pinario Monastery has intricate facade carvings and a collection of gold art pieces, valuable paintings, and sacred objects. Plaza de la Quintana is the second-largest square where you can sip coffee, listen to street musicians, and enjoy the Galician sun.
Worth visiting is the Teatro Principal de Santiago which showcases Galician and Spanish performances and the venue of the Cineuropa International Festival. This is where the Municipal Music Band holds a traditional concert every Sunday at noon. Another theatre in the Old Town is the Salón Teatro - Centro Dramático Galego - Billeteira, a cosy theatre with modern interiors where Galician and Spanish plays are regularly held.
Restaurants and bars abound within the historic centre, and one of the most recommended is the Michelin-starred restaurant - the Casa Marcelo in Rua das Hortas, which epitomizes the world-renowned Galician gastronomic experience.
Other popular restaurants along the stretch of Rúa da Raíña include Restaurante María Castaña which serves Galician cuisine and a fine selection of wines. Known for their friendly English-speaking staff, the Los Caracoles Restaurante serves delicious empanadas and snails! For a delectable speciality dish, Restaurante Orella serves pig's ear tapas.
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Check out the local nightlife hot spots and visit Bar La Tita which serves free tapas de tortilla with every drink. A Novena Porta is a popular sports bar with a live showing of football or rugby. Known for its rock music and live performances, A Reixa Bar is a club for the party-goers.
Shopping is another unique experience in the Old Town. The Mercado de Abastos de Santiago offers a busy and colourful market with stalls of vegetables, fruits, seafood, meat, bread, cheeses, wines and spirits. The Street market on Rúa Nova offers a wide selection of costume jewellery and handmade accessories.
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