The monumentality of Santiago de Compostela arises from the Cathedral, a masterpiece of Romanesque and Baroque and end point of The Way, which strengthened since the Middle Ages, has placed the city as one of the major spiritual centers of the world.
The historic old city is the space formerly protected by the wall. Its shape is almond shaped and includes one of the best preserved monuments from around the world, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Santiago is not a city with monuments, but a monumental city. In it, highlight the four squares around the Cathedral: the Obradoiro Square, Quintana, Platerías and Azabachería. Follow next landmark buildings as the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, the Colegio de Fonseca, the Manor of Raxoi, San Martiño Pinario, San Paio de Antealtares and arcaded streets like Rúa do Vilar and Rua Nova.