Santiago de Compostella

June 16, 2009

We started the day off in front of the Catedral de Santiago.

Catedral de Santiago

Catedral de Santiago

This is the end of the pilgrimage route from France through the northern part of Spain.  The plaza it faces is home to many of the government buildings for the region.

After a short meeting we got on a bus which brought us up to the new City of Culture.

Cidade da Cultura de Galicia

Cidade da Cultura de Galicia

After the tour of the City of Culture we went back into the city of Santiago.  For lunch we found a small restaurant where you ordered two entrees off the menu.  This ended up being one of the best lunches because it ended up having a more significant meal.  It was interesting because as we sat there waiting for food we saw the waitress come out and go to buy most of the products.  From lunch we headed to the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporaneo.

After the visit we stopped in the Museo del Pobo Galego to look at the triple spiral staircase.

Museo del Pobo Galego Triple Spiral Staircase

Museo del Pobo Galego Triple Spiral Staircase

Looking up the Spiral Staircase

Looking up the Spiral Staircase

Although already a full day we headed across town to see a few more buildings.  On our way we stopped into the Catedral de Santiago.

All-seeing Eye in Dome of Catedral de Santiago

All-seeing Eye in Dome of Catedral de Santiago

The Catedral had one of the most interesting organs I have seen in a church with many of the pipes horizontal.

Organ in Catedral de Santiago

Organ in Catedral de Santiago

After the Catedral de Santiago we headed over to see a series of smaller buildings.  The first is the SGAE Central Office which is located within a park.

SGAE

SGAE

The buildings consists of two front facades: the first, a wall of large stones in front of a wall consisting of CD cases.

Between two facades of SGAE

Between two facades of SGAE

Detail of CD case wall of SGAE

Detail of CD case wall of SGAE

From there we headed over across the park to another building by the same architect.  The Casa Europa was made from the same large stones but had more of an order to it then the SGAE.

Music School

Casa Europa

Interior Atrium of Music School

Interior Atrium of Casa Europa

We then finished the day by heading over to the Biblioteca pública de Santiago Anxel Casal.

Library in Santiago de Compostella

Biblioteca pública de Santiago Anxel Casal

Santiago de Compostella Photos

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