Leaned on the Cathedral’s North side, and facing the Plaza del Obradorio, this Episcopal palace rises. Its construction was ordered by the archbishop Diego Xelmírez in order to replace the ancient episcopal seat that was knocked down during the riots.
A new floor was added on the two initial ones during the 18th century. This new floor does not match the primitive Romanesque construction and forced the reinforcement of the walls with a new façade. This building is accessed through the gate facing the Plaza del Obradoiro. Once inside, the primitive Romanesque portico can be appreciated, which was hidden by the 18th century façade. An interesting Medieval kitchen and a 13th century Ballroom are located on the second floor. The cantilevers, on which the ballrrom arches supporting the ribbed vault are set, stand out. These cantilevers are decorated with scenes from a Medieval banquet.