Located in the Plaza de la Inmaculada, one of the beautiful squares that surround the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, we have the Monastery of San Martiño Pinario, one of the greatest exponents of the Baroque that we can find in the city.
There are two well differentiated parts. On the one hand, the monastery itself, where there is an inn and the major seminary, and on the other hand, the church, the most important part of the complex.
If you are in Santiago de Compostela, be sure to visit one of the most spectacular places in this World Heritage city.
Visit the Church of San Martiño Pinario
To visit the Church of the Monastery of San Martiño Pinario you must go around the building until you reach a small square where you will find its splendid Plateresque façade and the staircase with which you access the interior.
Its exterior will surprise you with a facade with great ornamental value and towers that reach the height of the facade. To enter there is a staircase that bridges the gap between the square and the church and is inspired by the one that gives access to the Cathedral from the Plaza del Obradoiro.
Once inside, we find three naves and several interconnected chapels. But what is most striking is the imposing baroque-style main altarpiece that you will not be able to stop admiring. Nor should you miss some of the altarpieces that preside over the chapels.
The choir stalls are also essential as they are one of the main ones in Galicia and the rest of Spain.
The Monastery of San Martiño Pinario
From the Plaza de la Inmaculada we can admire the main façade that gives access to the monastery itself.
The monastery is very simple, without much ornamentation, except for the access door which is reached through a staircase facing the Cathedral and which takes you to a doorway flanked by Doric columns and a five-body tower crowned by the coat of arms of Spain and the figure of San Martín de Tours.
Inside there are two cloisters, the office one and the processional one. Do not miss the museum of religious art that can be visited in the monastery, although the entrance is through the church.
You can find more information on the official page of the Monastery of San Martiño Pinario.