Avenida Juan Carlos I, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, 15706, Spain
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by youannoyme143

Hello Everyone!

I am on a hunt to find this almond cookie I ate when I santiago last year at easter time. We were walking up a street, the name I don't remember, but it had stores on both sides and was very close to the cathedral. We were stopped by women outside a store handing out a type of almond cookie or biscotti. It was delicious.. It was not the torta de santiago but a cookie. We went back to buy some and the box had a picture of a man walking on it, i believe a pilgrim..

If anyone knows the name of these cookies please let me know because I have searched so many sites and when i google the cookies that I fine, none of them look right! I would love to order a box or two for my family so if someone can point me in that direction that would be so helpful.. Thank you!

Re: Cookies?

by raquelitalarga

Do you know if they were a speciality of Santiago only? I have had lovely 'galletas de almendras' in many parts of Spain. If you google this you may come up with at least a recipe,home baked they may taste even better!

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by Ribeirasacra

Look at this web site to purchase on line.

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by youannoyme143

I believe they were native to Santiago, the box had what appeared to be a pilgrim on it... they were brown, crunchy, almond cookies

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by didgeridorien

Are those the really hard ones?

Re: Cookies?

by Ribeirasacra

You may be able to purchase them in Shops, as you found, however it could purchasing online from a Galician shop may prove impossible.
However maybe this recipe will be of help.

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I've asked a shop, specialised in Spanish delicacies and products. They think you are referring to the cookie called 'polvorones'. It's the most well known/most eaten Spanish almond cookie.
Maybe this helps you further.

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by youannoyme143

yeah the really hard ones, crunchy, they left like a lot of crumbs lol

Re: Cookies?

by youannoyme143

thank you all very much.. im going to look into polverones and also maybe about that recipe.. thanks!

Re: Cookies?

by didgeridorien

I know you can buy the hard ones in some supermarkets. Can't remember the name though... Good luck!

Travel Tips for Santiago de Compostela

Northern Exposure

by SirRichard

Being located in the northwest, Santiago has a wet humid atmosphere and in spring/winter/autumn you can expect some rain now & then. That makes its street charming and green and give the city a certain personality.

Gateway of Mazarelos

by suvanki

This gateway is very near to the University Square, it dates back to medieval times, and was the only one remaining from when the city walls were demolished in the 19th century

This is the gateway where wine barrels were brought into the city

Walking through the gateway leads to a wide street below, which used to follow the walls

There are a few bars and cafes nearby

Churros in the morning

by jorgejuansanchez about Café Bar Catedral

Good breakfasts with typical Spanish churros for a good price. Located In the historical part of Santiago.
Generally speaking, in Franco Street you will find dozens of good and affordable restaurants. Churros

Sotas de la baraja - Jacks in the deck

by elpariente

Al final del "camino" y ya en la plaza del Obradoiro entre El Parador de los Reyes Católicos y el ayuntamiento , está la Iglesia de San Fructuoso , hecha de estilo compostelano con la torre en el centro de la fachada .Su decoración está centrada en la parte superior pues se ve desde la Plaza del Obradoiro .
Hay una hornacina con la Virgen de las Angustias , el escudo de España y las cuatro virtudes cardenales están en la parte superior del templo . Popularmente se las llama las sotas de la baraja , pues recuerdan a las cuatro sotas de la baraja Española ( oros , copas , espadas y bastos ) y dicen que esto fue obra del arquitecyto que no estaba contento los dineros que le habían dado

At the end of the "Camino" and in the plaza del Obradoiro between The Parador de los Reyes Católicos, and the council is the Church of San Fructuoso, done in Compostelan style with the tower in the centre of the façade. Its decoration is focused on the top as you look it from the top of the Plaza del Obradoiro.
There is a niche with the Virgin of Sorrows ( Virgen de las Angustiaas ), the coat of arms of Spain and the four Cardinal virtues , that are at the top of the temple.
Popularly they are called the "jacks in the deck", because they remember the four jacks in the Spanish playing cards (gold, cups, swords and coarse) and they say that this was the work of the architect who was not happy with the money they had given

Pobo Galego Museum

by keltic

One of the finest museums about Galician roots and culture. Magnificent display of traditional architecture, fishing boats, different rural peasant tools, painting, clothing in a lovely old monastery, in which the twisted stairway shouldnt be missed. The chapel, an splendid romanesque piece contains the pantheon of noble galicians. Its a must in the city

There s a nice coffeeshop very near which offers excellent cakes. Its the best place for a post museum break. Go down the museum, to the square on the left. Herma Coffeeshop is on the corner with Rua San Pedro.


tu-sa 10:00-14:00 / 16:00-20:00
sun and bank holidays 11:00-14:00

Free admission (you may have to pay for temporary exhibitions).


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