Historic building open to visitors

Pazo de Xelmírez
  • Discount: 100%
  • Availability: March 15th - November 2nd
  • Opening time: Winter: Daily:10 am-8 pm./ Summer: Daily:9 am-8 pm.
  • Location: Praza do Obradoiro

The Ancient Cathedral Bishop's Palace host nowadays temporary exhibitions.  Before it as been the seat os the Galician Parliament.

When you go into the Rooms you feel like if your profane eyes staring at an arqueological tasting showing the marks of the time.

 

The first layer that appears is the Ancient Romanesque Portico hidden behind the new facade.

Crossing the Court, a new layer: The Gothic Ceremony Hall, a stunning room beautifully decorated with corbels representing a royal medieval feast, with exquisite little wall busts depicting musicians, bakers, feasters, kings and jugglers, and close to it an interesting medieval kitchen.

In order to continue the walk through its history you will visit the Manrique Hall, from 17th century, before leaving the palace. Once out the building, let the eyes calm down while look at the humble wall of the Neoclassic facade, which contrasts with the lavish Baroque splendour of the close Cathedral.