an emblem of
A mixture of history, art and
tradition, the dream of pilgrims and an emblem of Santiago, the Hostal de los Reyes
Católicos, located in the Plaza do Obradoiro, forms a magnificent golden corner with the
cathedral, imparting beauty on one of the most visited regional capitals of the world.
The hostal, which originated as a Royal Hospital in 1499 to give shelter to the numerous
travellers making their way to Santiago, still today invites the traveller to enjoy a
universal and fascinating city. Considered to be the oldest hotel in the world, it is
also one of the most luxurious and beautiful. It has four cloisters of immense beauty,
elegant living rooms, spectacular bedrooms and a luxurious dining room which offers fish
and meat dishes cooked "a la gallega", in addition to the classical apple "filloas"
(pancakes) and caramelized cream. The Hostal dos Reis Católicos offers the travelers a
varied menu, comprising many fishes and meats cooked in the galician way, and sweets
like apple and caramel cream ”filloas” (kind of pancakes), quite a classic here.
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