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    General Info

    by Redang Updated Mar 25, 2012

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    Tourist Office (Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
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    Favorite thing: Tourist Offices:

    * Turismo de Santiago de Compostela
    Rúa do Vilar, 63
    15705 Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
    - Tel.: (+34) 981.55 51 29
    - Fax: (+34) 981.55 47 48
    - Internet: www.santiagoturismo.com
    - E. mail: info@santi-agoturismo.com

    * Oficina de Información Turística de Galicia
    Rúa do Vilar, 8
    - Tel.: (981) 58 40 81
    - Internet: www.turgalicia.es
    - E mail: info@santiagoturismo.com

    * Praza de Galicia

    Fondest memory: From this link, you can find many other useful websites.

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    The Weather in Santiago de Compostela

    by Redang Updated Mar 22, 2011

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    R��a do Franco (Santiago de C., Spain)

    Favorite thing: Useful links:

    - In Spanish
    - In English
    - In Spanish

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  • Cathedral

    by anniedow Updated Aug 16, 2010
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    Favorite thing: enjoy the winding streets of the old town but make sure you don't queue for hours for the cathedral if you are carrying a backpack... they will not let you in.

    Fondest memory: Sharing tapas with friends in Los Caracoles

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    • Arts and Culture

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  • 20km daily

    by magoz Written Jul 30, 2008

    Favorite thing: Hi have you started walking ?
    or maybe you have finished
    If you begin in Leon , 20Km is very realistic, this could even include about 2 to 3 rest days if needed

    mag oz (camino Dreamer )

    Fondest memory: Fresh air, rural life ., spanish food and people , simplicity

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  • A Great City

    by lexmark110 Written Jun 1, 2008

    Favorite thing: I did the Camino Santiago from Merida to Santiago and had a most wonderful experience. It was wonderful to take my time and walk from town to town with nothing but my prayers, thoughts and backpack. It gave me an appreciation of Spain and her people in a way that can't be done in a week or two of touring. Enjoy Santiago and make sure to see the Cathedral, go to the Pilgrim's Mass at noon and eat some Tarta de Santiago.

    Fondest memory: Arriving at the Cathedral after walking 500 miles and sitting in the Pilgrim's Mass. It was a wonderful journey that I encourage everyone to do.

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    Northern Exposure

    by SirRichard Written May 15, 2006
    A city street

    Favorite thing: 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.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Budget Travel
    • Architecture

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    Balconies

    by SirRichard Written May 15, 2006
    Closed balconies

    Favorite thing: These balconies are typical not only here in Santiago, but in all northern Spain. As the weather here is rainy and grey often, these balconies let a lot of light come into the houses and let locals sit there on rainy days and see the beautiful landscapes.

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    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

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    Crashing Pilgrims

    by freya_heaven Updated May 21, 2004

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    Ariel View of Santiago De Compostela

    Fondest memory: I remember being inside the cathedral near the doors, suddenly 2 men in their late 20s came crashing through them, dropped to their knees next to me doing the sign of the cross & praying in the asle, seemingly oblivious to everyone else in the cathedral.

    It was all very dramatic. They were heavily laden with camping equipment & backpacks, presumably walked the whole distance.

    Mind you if I have just walked nearly 1000 km, I would probably make a fuss too (~_-)

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    • Religious Travel
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Location

    by micas_pt Written May 12, 2004

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    Spain Map - Galicia

    Favorite thing: Santiago de Compostela is situated in the province of A Coruña (Autonomous Community of Galicia). I would say that Santiago de Compostela is the touristy destination in Galicia – you may not know where Galicia is, but you have surely heard of Santiago de Compostela. Galicia is situated in the North of Spain, by the Atlantic Ocean, and bordering Portugal.

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    Tourism Office

    by micas_pt Written May 12, 2004

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    Cathedral

    Favorite thing: When arriving at Santiago de Compostela visit the Tourism Office. As with many other destinations in Spain, Tourism is very helpful and will provide you with detailed information about location and major highlights of the town.

    Address: Rúa do Vilar.
    Opened from:
    . Winter (1st October – 31st May): 10am to 3pm and 5pm to 8 pm
    . Summer (1st June to 30th September): 9am to 9 pm

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    The atmosphere

    by micas_pt Updated May 12, 2004

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    Favorite thing:
    As I entered Santiago de Compostela’s old quarter I felt an atmosphere of “holiness”, it is hard to explain. There are lots of tourists just visiting this beautiful place, classified by Unesco as World Heritage site, but there are also some other visitors to whom seems more important the catholic meaning of the place than the architecture itself.

    Since there is a University in Santiago de Compostela you can also feel a certain students’ atmosphere, ... a nice mixture of students, catholic visitors and tourist, ... A very beautiful and well kept place. Worth a visit no matter what religion (or none) you may be.


    Fondest memory:
    At the first sight of the Cathedral I was struck by this imposing building. It is really huge and beautiful, with elaborate stone works. Every single detail is fantastic, I just kept looking at it and wondering how long that took to be built, how many craftsmen worked there ... I was almost speechless.

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    The People that you meet " on the Road " !!!

    by into-thin-air Updated Jan 9, 2004

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    Stevie  &  Asia !!

    Favorite thing: Without Doubt one of the Greatest things about doing a walk like the Camino de Santiago is the people that you meet on the Road !! One of the Nicest people that we met up with this time was a young Lady by the name of Asia, and she was doing the walk as a pilgrimage representing her family back in Poland !!

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    • Religious Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Backpacking

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    Santiago de Compostela - A place to live

    by gasca Updated Oct 15, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Santiago is a small beautiful city of 105.000 inh. that constitutes the university center of Galicia with its more than 35.000 students.

    A Coruña, in the same province, is a bigger city (let's say 300.000 inh) but its university is less traditional.

    It's multicultural athmosphere and his peace makes it a perfect place to live!

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    University

    by b1bob Updated Apr 6, 2003

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    Auditorio Galicia

    Fondest memory: Fernando was studying at the AIESEC office in his faculty building to wait for a friend of his, also named Jesus, but a different one. Fernando went ahead of me and it was raining at a pretty good clip. I followed 30 minutes behind. I could have taken the coach or just stayed in the flat, but Fernando had made frequent reference to my age and my weight. That was effectively throwing down the gauntlet, so I was determined to meet his challenge in style. I walked for a bit over a mile in the rain, which was a frog strangler (downpour) by then. In the old town, there were sheltered sidewalks I could duck into. However, the lion's share of the way was like Bill Clinton- all wet. It took me about 45 minutes to make the trip from Fernando's flat to the university. The only time I was wetter was the previous year when Luc and I got caught in a sudden thunderstorm at King's Dominion. The issue was not how fast I got there nor how damp I would be when I did, but that I got there. So, after that, Fernando's "old" jokes didn't carry much rainwater.

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    Sanxexo

    by b1bob Written Mar 2, 2003

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    Sanxexo

    Fondest memory: We went to another beach down the road in Sanxexo. The beach was nice, the water was not as cold, there were no mosquitoes, but the water was polluted. We stayed there getting intermittent refreshments like soft drinks and raspberry sherbet. We stayed clear until 8.00. Natalia had to be home by a certain time for some reason.

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    • Beaches

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