Parador de Santiago de Compostela - Hostal dos Reis Catolicos. Commissioned by Ferdinand and Isabella. Adaptive reuse as a hotel in 1954. Praza do Obradoiro 1.
"To the N. is the Hospital Real, founded in 1489 by the 'Catholic Kings' and erected in 1501-10 by Enrique de Egas. The entrance and the two S. courts (in the Renaissance style) demand attention".--Baedeker 1913.
Santiago de Compostela (Old Town) UNESCO World Heritage site.
Santiago de Compostela - Day 1 October 21st 2022 We were now in the Spanish province of Glaicia, which has many historic and linguistic ties to Portugal. Motoring north along Autopista AP-9, we passed Vigo at 3:00 p.m. Catching a glimpse of Vigo was interesting. It has a large Atlantic-facing port and is Spain's most important fishing port. Cruise ships call at Vigo for shore excursions to Santiago de Compostela. The city and port are situated o ... read more
Europe » Spain » Galicia » Santiago de Compostela Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
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