Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
Santiago de Compostela (World Heritage Cities of Spain)
Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad de Expaña
Patrimonio de la Humanidad en España (in Spanish only)
Santiago de Compostela
World Heritage Sites in Spain (Tourist Office of Spain)

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1985
Size of heritage: 108 ha
- Buffer zone: 217 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: -7,455°
Latitude: 42,881°

About

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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Sony HDR-AS100V - De paseo por el rio Neira - Muiño de Paz

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Presa situada en el río Neira a la altura de Laxes. Un lugar hermoso y de gran valor natural. http://www.quintasfotografia.com.

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