Famous for its impressive façade and its balustraded roofline.

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Pazo de Raxoi Palace

The beautiful city hall

This is without a doubt one of the main monuments of Santiago, both in everyday importance and for its architectural and artistic nature. The Pazo de Raxoi is home to the city hall, but also houses some offices of the Government of the Xunta of Galicia and the Galician Culture Council. This French neoclassical-style palace was commissioned by then-Archbishop Bartolomé Raxoi, hence the name, and completed in 1766. It is located in the Plaza del Obradoiro, overlooking the imposing Cathedral, with an impressive façade that is particularly striking for its lower arcades and marble representation of the famous Battle of Clavijo, which took place during the Christian reconquest of the Iberian peninsula; make sure to look up, as it is crowned by a balustraded attic and a striking image of St. James; and inside, don't miss the amazing rococo-style staircase. You'll love it!

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