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A Pleasant quiet tranquil enclosed space

A Pleasant quiet tranquil enclosed space in the middle of the town, great architecture. Free to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keith P
Reading, United Kingdom
Wonderful courtyard

This is a beautiful building and courtyard garden opposite the Plaza de Fonseca. This was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nicholas H
London, United Kingdom
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Praza Fonseca s/n, 15704, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
981 56 31 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A Pleasant quiet tranquil enclosed space in the middle of the town, great architecture. Free to enter

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful building and courtyard garden opposite the Plaza de Fonseca. This was originally the palace of the Fonseca family but it is now the library for Santiago University. The courtyard is lovely, with luxuriant plants. The facade of the building round the...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You pass right by the Colegio Fonseca's entrance when you are walking from the Praza do Obradoiro walking on the Rua Franco south. You get a glimpse of the lovely courtyard from the Rua Franco, but that's just the start. Most people only view the...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Located in downtown Santiago, just off the Cathedral, this is a nice college with lots of traditions and history, still in use up until today. A little gem.

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Reviewed 18 July 2018

We stopped by when this was actually closed, but we could go into the quadrangle and admire the architecture. Beautiful detail.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Beautiful little interior garden. The building is wonderful and the architecture quite striking. Just off the main square. Well worth a visit.

Thank ericon991
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Colegio Fonseca on Praza Fonseca is part of the university old building. Many flowers are in the full bloom there. It is very peaceful to stroll around the area with nice structures along the way.

Reviewed 18 May 2018

Lovely part of the university with old buildings and lovely carvings. Very well kept, and very pretty plants in the spring/summer.

Thank paulspod
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Just off the main street but a world away. Very quiet and calming. Azaleas were in bloom on a clear and sunny day. Part of the University. Easy to miss but try not to!

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We were attracted by this garden, its green a welcome respite from brown and black. The lighter architecture is also a rest from the heavy medieval palaces. It was during the time of Alonso III de Fonseca as Bishop of Santiago when this College was...More

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