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14 January 2023 - 16 December 2023
from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Virginia Villar
Carmen Rey

Contemporary architecture and town planning are the city of Compostela’s great unknowns. This route comprises a sample of building works carried out in the last fifty years that has continually defined and distinguished the city’s northern area. We will talk about the relationship between architecture and landscape, the dialogue between tradition and modernity, stone and the new architectural languages…

Starting with the exterior of the CGAC, we will emphasise the importance of this, Alvaro Siza Vieira’s first work in Santiago de Compostela. We will continue our walk, stopping at other landmarks of Santiago’s contemporary architecture: the ensemble of Avenida Xoán XXIII; Santiago’s Public Library, Ánxel Casal, by Andrés Perea; The President of the Xunta de Galicia’s residence, by Manuel Gallego Jorreto; the Simeón estate, also known as Vista Alegre park, with interventions by César Portela, Arata Isozaki and Antón García Abril; and the Auditorium of Galicia, by Julio Cano Lasso.

We end our walk by returning to Siza’s architecture, in Santiago de Compostela’s Faculty of Communication Sciences.

The aim of this activity is to encourage all those who participate to discover the more recent architectures and urban spaces while walking around the city.


Given by:

Carmen Rey (Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, 1970), Architecture graduate, specialising in Structures, from the University of A Coruña. She has worked as a freelancer in the profession since 2000.

She is a member of the Delegation of Santiago of the Official Professional Association of Architects of Galicia, and since 2016 has represented this institution as a member (both full and alternate) of the Technical Committee and the Advisory Committee of Historical Heritage of the Special Plan for the Historical City of Santiago (PE-1) of Santiago City Council. She is also a member of Architects without Borders of Galicia and, since March 2019 has been an individual member of the Spanish National Committee of Icomos.


14 January

Inscription from 9 to 10 January


11 February

Inscription from 6 to 7 February


25 March

Inscription from 20 to 21 March


29 April

Inscription from 24 to 25 April


20 May

Inscription from 11 to 12 May


10 June

Inscription from 5 to 6 June


23 September

Inscription from 18 to 19 September


28 October

Inscription from 23 to 24 October


11 November

Inscription from 6 to 7 November


16 December

Inscription from 11 to 12 December





The activity is free of charge, and to participate it will be necessary to register beforehand by sending an email to  which should include the following information: full name, telephone number, contact email address and studies, area of work or interest. A maximum of two participants may register through each application. The places will be filled in order of registration. Applicants will receive an email notification