Rúa do Franco

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Rúa do Franco

Rúa do Franco - Wikimedia Commons. Autor: Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez

Rúa do Franco - Wikimedia Commons. Autor: Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez

One of the most emblematic streets of Santiago de Compostela

When we think of making a visit to Santiago de Compostela, one of the main names that can come to our name is Plaza del Obradoiro. However, if we leave this, we find one of the most emblematic streets of Santiago de Compostela, and which is known as Rúa do Franco.

In this street we not only find an area starring good wine or tapas, but it also has the presence of the University of Santiago de Compostela. This building was founded in the first half of the 16th century by Archbishop Alonso Fonseca III himself. It stands out for its Renaissance style as well as its such as having one of the most outstanding Compostela cloisters inside.

However, if you think that this is the only magic that you will highlight in this place, the reality is completely different. After all, in this street we also find the Chapel as well. as the Fountain of the Apostle. This last point is one of the most outstanding for pilgrims because, in legends, it is said that miraculous waters flowed from this source. This happened at the moment in which the remains of the Apostle were taken by their oxen to the place where, later on, they would be buried.

Enjoying the gastronomy of Santiago de Compostela in Rúa do Franco

Another aspect that makes this street stand out especially is the fact that it has a great range of hotels. Thanks to this, we can enjoy all kinds of delicious dishes as well. as a number of important aspects. In this way, we have a street where you can discover the flavor of Santiago de Compostela by enjoying a great gastronomic service.

It is a tradition that has been maintained since the Middle Ages and whose name has been maintained since this time. to what? is this due? Because the Franks were identified with the pilgrims. And the best thing is that the taverns keep the inheritance of the medieval tavern keepers, who settled to be able to serve the pilgrims.

A proof of these traditions and characteristics of the Middle Ages is presented in the constructions. In fact, in several houses you can see stone engravings, symbols such as the shell and even the five stars on the shield present at the University. For this reason, it is one of the streets that guarantees that all pilgrims can enjoy a well-deserved rest after completing the path.

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