Spain Destinations: Discover The Best Baroque Art in Galicia


There are endless Baroque gems awaiting you in Galicia. You will get to know Galicia’s extraordinary architectural and artistic heritage in this journey through history.

Santo Domingo Convent

The Convent of Santo Domingo de Bonaval, situated on a hill outside the historical city of Santiago de Compostela and founded in the 13th century, houses the Museo do Pobo Galego (Museum of the Galician People), which gives a glimpse of the most representative expressions of Galicia’s culture. The permanent exhibition halls display different aspects of costal and country life, traditional trades, costumes and architecture. It also includes sections of Galician archaeology, painting and sculpture.

One of the most outstanding features of the museum is the spiral staircase designed by Domingo de Andrade (1639-1712).

Santiago De Compostela Cathedral

Over the centuries, thousands of pilgrims from all over the world have made their way to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The cathedral is a mix of Gothic and Renaissance styles with a touch of Baroque art in some of the interior masterpieces like the main altar.

Altar in the cathedral of Santiago
Clock Tower in the cathedral

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