A spectacular sunset? Don't miss this cloister at sunset.

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Pazo de Fonseca Palace

History turned into a library

This sixteenth-century building commissioned by archbishop Alonso de Fonseca was originally dedicated to theological studies. Its façade is unmistakably Renaissance in style, consisting of two parts crowned by statues representing the Doctors of the Church. Its interior cloister is perhaps the most striking part of the building, a place blessed with such beauty that you simply must not miss it. It was designed by architect Gil de Hontañón in Plateresque style, and from here you can even see the towers of the cathedral. A personal recommendation? Visit around sunset, when the sunlight plays on the courtyard and slips through the windows to create a breathtaking sight you will not forget easily. At present, the Pazo de Fonseca houses the General Library and belongs to the University of Santiago.

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