A bit of history about the building?
The Aurelia Antíca Apartments are located inan old home linked to the Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception.
Back in 2012 the owner, María L. Suárez had the renovations of this building started. She made sure that the most relevant and original features according to the traditional standards were meticulously and responsibly being kept. The thickness of the stone walls, cupboards, fireplaces, ceiling heights, windows and blinds are some of the features that characterise the traditional architecture of Santiago de Compostela in the 18th and 19th century.
It is of vital importance in the old part of the city to be able to combine the traditional and cutting edge building techniques in sound and thermal insulation, giving this establishment an excellent structure with a great quality.
The apartments open up to Rúa de San Pedro and Rúa do Medio, two emblematic streets in the historic part of the city and the French Way entrance to the city. This makes the difference. The thousand-year-old neighbourhood of San Pedro is almost as old as the city itself. It is a lively, dynamic and multicultural neighbourhood with a wide gastronomic offer which contrasts with the seriousness and magnificence of the historic part of the city. Its greatness rises from its simplicity!
It is the last stretch of The Way before reaching the walled city. This is the reason why Rúa de San Pedro keeps being the main street in the neighbourhood. Hundreds of people besides pilgrims walk along it daily, since it connects the historic city and the outskirts. San Pedro is the entrance to the historic part of the city to those pilgrims doing the French Way; Pilgrims, college students, artists and working people come together on that street, creating one of the most tremendous atmospheres in the capital of Galicia.