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Excellent place to stay in Santiago de Compostela.

I have stayed at Monesterio de San Martin Pinario several times - and each time I stay there - I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Extraordinary counter-Reformation altar screens

This a huge monastery directly opposite (and originally in hostile opposition to) the Cathedral. It... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Nicholas H
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Praza San Martino S/n, 15704, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
+34 981 56 02 82
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All reviews choir stalls beautiful monastery stairs leading rooms are small active church entrance fee altar screen stayed here religious art main altar great place to visit open to the public very interesting museum side chapels old town carved collection
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at Monesterio de San Martin Pinario several times - and each time I stay there - I feel I want to come back. Thank you to all the staff - from the Front Desk, to the Sales / Reservation office, to Housekeeping...More

Thank AndrewRoche
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the church in July. Almost as soon as I entered a felt a strong negative energy. While it is beautiful, there was no sense of the holy here, only of death and dying. This was later confirmed by one of the self-guiding information...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were with a group of 140 people. Contrary to other years, the lunch was not good. The entrees were reasonable. The first course consisted of fish with shrimps and baby eel and tasted much too fishy. The main course was fish again. After this...More

Thank Carel H
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

This a huge monastery directly opposite (and originally in hostile opposition to) the Cathedral. It was built for 300 monks and their 600 servants and covering 22,000 sq.m. Now there are only 19 boys studying in the seminary. The part open to the public is...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Interesting exhibition and impressive church meeting area. While this is understandable, a good portion (thought not all) of the written explanations are only in Spanish. I still enjoyed visiting but got a sense of the exhibition rather than fully understood.

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Reviewed 22 September 2018

We were walking around the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and the surrounding old town when we spotted this lovely church. Not terribly impressive from the outside it sits behind the main monastery and one wals down a flight of stairs to get in. Inside...More

Thank Ted D
Reviewed 25 July 2018

A last minute decision to tour the Monasterio de San Martin Pinario turned out to be one of the highlights of the trip.

1  Thank kmhontravel
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Walk down the street and past the main external facade, which in its way is quite imposing with its spiral staircases, but doesn't give a clue to what is inside. Find the visitors entrance, as once inside the interior is enormous, with a magnificent richly...More

1  Thank PennyH2009
Reviewed 17 July 2018

The outside of this building, while impressive, belies the magnificence inside. Stunning architecture, sculpture, breathtaking altars. Plan on 1.5-2.5 hours to do this justice.

1  Thank worldexplorer0820
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We stayed at this hotel, formerly a monastery. Although the rooms are small (ex cells) they are light and well decorated, and the bathroom although bijou, was modern with a good shower. The breakfast was good apart from the coffee, which came from a machine...More

Thank Rosalie P
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