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The Camino de Santiago is a breathtaking journey that reaches its climax at Santiago de Compostela. This quaint city in the northwest of Spain can be explored in just a couple of days, provided you have your visit well planned. All of the Camino routes finish here, and this is what you should do when you arrive:
After you collect your Pilgrims Certificate your next stop simply has to be the Catedral de Santiago de Compostela. The remains of St James are supposedly buried within the stunning Romanesque structure. You can revel under Pórtico da Gloria (a stone porch considered the world’s finest example of medieval sculpture) or pick up some handcrafted silver at Praza das Praterías (silversmiths guild). It is pilgrim tradition to climb the stairs in the Chapel of Nosa Señora do Pila to embrace the statue of St James. Even if you don’t make the climb, after travelling all that way, you should at least say hello!
Santiago is filled with interesting and inspiring museums. The Museo do Pobo Galego (Museum of Galician People) gives an excellent insight into Galician society and culture. Adjacent to this you’ll find Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, which is paradise for art lovers, showcasing work from local talent and international artists. Another must-see if you have travelled the Camino is the Museo das Peregrinacións (Museum of Pilgrimage), which is dedicated to the legendary Camino pilgrimage. Here you will learn about St James and the importance of the Camino in the development of the city.
Alameda Park is the perfect place to chill out. It is home to Paseo da Ferradura, a walkway surrounded by colourful gardens. You can sit and relax in the ambient atmosphere or take in the stunning views of the city from its most famed vantage point. After sunset, the Cathedral is spectacularly lit, and viewing it from the park is an absolute must. In the summer time Alameda Park is buzzing with festival activity and culture.
Santiago de Compostela is famous for its fresh seafood, sourced locally from the Cantabrian Sea. Octopus is the delicacy of choice for many Galacians. If you’ve never tried it, order ‘Pulpo a la gallega’ at one of the local restaurants. The contemporary- bohemian fusion at the Abastos market, where locals sell fresh produce, is truly unique. For those with a sweet tooth, Tarta De Santiago (Cake of St James) from the market is guaranteed to hit the spot at any time of day.
The Old Town
The Old Town is most popular spot for tourists in Santiago. This beautiful urban area is known for its perfectly maintained Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings. Restaurants, cafes and a vibrant nightlife compliment the historical backdrop of the Old Town. Make sure to check out the many famous monuments here, and as with the rest of the sites we’ve mentioned, don’t forget your camera!
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