Santiago de Compostela, 15705
There is more to Santiago de Compostela's Alameda Park than a tree-lined boulevard. In Paseo da Ferradura (Horseshoe Walk), an avenue called after its peculiar shape, there is an interesting Art Nouveau Pavillion built in 1908 by Palacios,the distinguished Galician architect. It was commissioned by an artistic society, the Sociedad de Recreo Artístico de Santiago, and its original purpose was to carry out all sorts of cultural activities. The Pavillion is a white building with Art Nouveau ornamental details, such as medallions and floral motifs. Its most outstanding features are the outside staircase and ample windows that make the most of the daylight. Nowadays it houses a nursery school.