Plaza del Obradoiro is the main and most famous square in the Galician capital, Santiago de Compostela. It includes emblematic buildings such as the Palacio de Rajoy, the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, the San Jerónimo school or the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela itself.
All these places are the representation of the main poles of life in the Galician capital: religion, university education, care for pilgrims and travelers, and the Administration.
The Plaza del Obradoiro is the monumental center of Santiago de Compostela.
In the center of the Plaza del Obradoiro, we must pay attention to the modest granite slab considered by the pilgrims to be the «kilometer zero», the arrival point of all the roads that lead to the Apostle. In it we read that the Council of Europe declared in 1987 the Camino de Santiago «First European Cultural Itinerary».