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Verified travelerSep 23, 2019
They need public washrooms and garbage and recycle cans
Explore this ancient city built around a shrine to one of the Twelve Apostles. It is packed with historical landmarks: museums, churches and a palace.
Santiago de Compostela is a Spanish city in the Galicia region built around a prominent shrine of Saint James the Great. The city has been an important Catholic pilgrimage route since the ninth century with many intriguing landmarks. Visit the historic center, now a UNESCO site.
Relax and enjoy a picnic in Alameda Park. Relish the calm atmosphere in the serene grounds with unobstructed views of the city’s landscape, which includes the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. Go to the old town to gaze up at the giant gothic structure, identified as the burial place of St. James the Great, one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. This is a popular pilgrimage site for Catholics. See the intricate façade bathed in light at night.
See the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Museum inside the building. Peruse ancient artifacts, religious symbols, tapestries, rugs and furniture. The cathedral and museum sit on Obradoiro Square, a large plaza in the historic center. Here, you can find the Palacio de Rajoy, a wide 18th-century structure. It serves as the Town Hall and contains Galicia’s presidential quarters.
Spend several hours at the Museum of the Galician People to learn about the region’s culture, history, music, art, industry and archaeology.
Stroll down the Mercado de Abastos de Santiago (Santiago Supplies Market). Haggle with vendors over the price of fresh food products, including meat and fruit. Taste local cheese and fresh fish. Browse stalls of clothes and perfumes.
In the Plaza de la Quintana area, locate the San Martino Pinario Monastery. The buildings are now an educational institution.
This part of the country has hot, dry summers and mild, very wet winters with one of Spain’s highest winter rainfalls. The Galician language is still widely used in the city, although almost everyone understands Spanish.
Santiago de Compostela is located in northwest Spain, just north of Portugal. Learn about its rich history before crossing the border for additional Iberian adventures.
Reviewed on Jan. 1, 2020
Reviewed on Dec. 2, 2019
An important site of pilgrimage, this historic cathedral is considered to be one of Spain’s most extraordinary examples of Romanesque architecture.
See some of the city’s most impressive architectural achievements in this handsome public square.
Join the locals for an afternoon stroll in this popular city park, the site of interesting monuments and frequent cultural events.
Look inside this lovely Baroque monastery, which is home to a collection of valuable paintings, sacred objects and gold works.
Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of Santiago de Compostela at this exciting market.
Santiago de Compostela’s second-largest square is an intriguing place to stop for a coffee and watch people of the city go about their daily activities.
A spiritual Tour, visiting one of the must historical place on Iberian Peninsula.Visit the oldest cathedral of Spain.Feel the emotion of a pilgrim arrival.Get a free time to your personal religious activities. Returning to Porto/Portugal, will stop on Viana do Castelo.
Experience an authentic Catholic pilgrimage at Santiago de Compostela—one of the most important places in all of Catholicism. Tour the famous Cathedral and reveal the history of this World Heritage City, then stop at the city of Viana do Castelo to bask in the serenity of its nature and traditions.
The capital of Galicia is the 3rd biggest pilgramage site of the world, visited by more than 250.000 pilgrims a year. The beautiful cathedral dates back to the 11th century and the Ways of Santiago are world heritage site by Unesco.
Start your day in our vehicle with our tour guide taking your to an incredible cultural experience! Be amazed by the well preserved religious city, one of the three most important pilgrimage cities in the world.
In an exclusive tour get to know one of the three Sacred Cities of the World! After the pick up at your accommodation we follow to Santiago de Compostela, a Spanish city with a lot Portuguese influence.
Just as you arrive to Santiago de Compostela Airport, your driver will greet you with a name plate and transfer to your hotel in the city. This is a private transfer which means that you will not share a car with anyone apart from your booking.
Verified travelerMay 9, 2019
This city is doable in a day unless you want to visit the museums, galleries and all the cathedrals and monasteries. And even at that you could do it all in a day and a half. May 2019 the cathedral was undergoing major restoration.