Rúa Nova (Santiago de Compostela)

Point of interest en Santiago de Compostela

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Rúa Nova (Santiago de Compostela)

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Rúa Nova (Santiago) - zug55/Envato elements

Located in the historic center of Santiago de Compostela, we find what is known as Rúa Nova, one of the most emblematic streets of the city. Located parallel to Rúa do Vilar, it is another of the best-known streets in the old town, along with another of the most famous called Rúa do Franco; a street known for the large influx of people who pass through the place. What is this about? To its direct connection with the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Another aspect to highlight, Rúa Nova street was one of the areas that made up the old city. Proof of this history is its current appearance, with those characteristic arcades that can be found in a large part of the old town of Santiago. In these arcades, a market of all kinds was held every day. of clothing, combining with the rest of the stores, which were of different kinds and were located along this street.

Rúa Nova en Santiago de Compostela - Wikimedia Commons / Autor: Jose Luis Filpo Cabana

Rúa Nova en Santiago de Compostela - Wikimedia Commons / Autor: Jose Luis Filpo Cabana

Discover one of the most emblematic streets of the old town of Santiago

Rúa Nova receives its name from the 12th century, being also known for being where some of the most emblematic places of the city are located. That is why, in addition to having the main Theater of Santiago or even the Galician Dramatic Center, we also have the possibility of seeing the Church of Santa María Salomé, this being the only church dedicated to the mother of the Apostle.

Along with this, we also have the possibility of accessing the Palacio de Santa Cruz, a 19th century construction. However, if you want to continue enjoying its views, you cannot miss the Casa das Pombas, which was built in the 17th century. Of course, for lovers of reading, there is the Vetusta bookstore, a store that is already considered by all as an icon in the old town of Santiago de Compostela.

For all this, as you can see, the Rúa Nova de Santiago de Compostela can be considered an important stop when it comes to enjoying the views of the place. Do not miss its wonders and discover some of the most important points of interest in Santiago de Compostela.

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