Pantheon of Galicia

“Where all that I loved rests – lives of my life, pieces of my heart”

Words written by Rosalía de Castro to refer to the Cemetery of San Domingos de Bonaval (now Bonaval Park) when recalling the dramatic episodes she experienced due to the death of her mother (1862) and her children Adriano (1876) and Valentina (1877).

In 1891, Rosalía de Castro’s mortal remains were moved from the Cemetery of Adina to the Pantheon of Galicia, where they are now kept in a mausoleum dedicated to the author.

This architectural complex is of special importance since Rosalía’s remains now rest in the Convent. The cemetery was important in the author’s life and work as the place where some of her relatives were buried.

The Church (a Property of Cultural Interest), which forms part of the former Dominican Convent of Bonaval, was built in the 14th century following the canon of mendicant architecture. It consists of three naves separated by semi-circular arches and a beautiful main chapel featuring tall windows and a rib vault.

NOTE. Information published by CHARLÍN F., DOMÍNGUEZ S. and ESPIÑO M., (2015): “Rosalía de Castro and Ramón María del Valle-Inclán Tour in Santiago de Compostela”; and completed by Santiago City Council by means of Turismo de Santiago.

 San Domingos de Bonaval
Pantheon of Illustrious Galicians
San Domingos de Bonaval
Pantheon of Illustrious Galicians

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