House of the Dean and Villar Street of Santiago de Compostela
The Villar street (Rua do Vilar in Galician) porches were added in some stretches due to the ordinances in the nineteenth century that advised the removal of arcades in new buildings in order to widen the street.
Villar street contains beautiful baroque palaces like the House of the Dean, situated between the numbers 1 and 3 and leading up to the Plaza de Platerías, or the Renaissance palace of Monroy.
Around the middle of the street (Nos. 51-53) is the cinema and theater "Yago". Between the numbers 1 and 3 is the Casa del Deán with a facade that opens up to the Plaza de Platerías. At the end of the street lies the Plaza del Toral, along with the palace of the Marquises Bendaña, of the eighteenth century, with its neoclassical facade and Baroque home. The house bears the coat of arms of the family topped by Atlante holding the world on his shoulders.
The House of the Dean is dedicated today to the Home Office of the Pilgrim open every day from 9 am to 9 pm.