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Spain, Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)

 Posted by , last edited on February 07, 2014 at 03:26:30

Location Province of A Coruña, Autonomous Community of Galicia, Spain
Coordinates N42 52 50.736 W8 32 40.848
Property 108 ha
Date of Inscription 1985

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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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