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Rather different outer stone work - the shells are rather stone scallops carving. Not what I was expecting . This is only 5 minutes walk from the cathedrals. Worth a look at . I did not go inside as a sign indicated it was a...More
As it's a public library, there isn't much more than seeing the outside and inner courtyard. It's free which is nice and it's a nice walk around the inside. The architecture is interesting and it has a view of the cathedral!
This seems to be a free to enter attraction which has a lovely upper balcony surrounding an inner courtyard. The upper level actually lets you get a good view of the church towers across the narrow street. The external surface looks like it is covered...More
Now housing the local library - its inner courtyard is beautiful, and of course the exterior is very unusual with the conch shells all over it - it is of course on the Santiago route - hence the shells.
The outside of the building draws the eye to numerous shells which give the house its name.
Inside is worth the visit to look at the courtyard and if you can manage the steps to the upper floor where there are usually some exhibitions held...More
Once inside the entrance to the library building you’ll find a very ornate patio. You can also go upstairs. The space is also used for exhibitions. Reasonably quiet on our visit. Also a good vantage point to take photos of the front of the cathedral.