Santiago de Compostela Shopping

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    Sportes Huracan: all you need for the Camino

    by globetrott Updated Nov 2, 2012

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    I found this shop close to the main sqare of Astorga. All of the employees there spoke german as well, that was quite helpful when it comes to details.
    And they also helped me a lot regarding the parcel that I intended to send "poste restante" to Santiago with 3 kg of equipment that I did not really need anymore.

    What to buy: I bought a "camelbag" that is a large and solid and flexible plastic-container for water, that you can place into your rucksack and through a pipe you will be able to drink from it while walking. Mine had a capacity of 2 litres and when you fill it up in the morning you will see in the evening how much water you drank during the day.

    What to pay: I payed 50 euros for that Camelbag of 2 litres.

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    Carniceria: a good supermarket & cafe

    by globetrott Updated Oct 21, 2012

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    This is a shop like you see it unfortunately not at many places - so conveniently directely along the Camino: It is a supermarket and it also has some tables opposite of the shop, where you can get snacks, coffee or breakfast.
    I asked the shop-owner what time he will open in the morning for breakfast and he said 08.00am ! And then he gave me an orange as a present - maybe in order to make sure I will come for breakfast the other morning ! ;-)
    Well, what happened the other morning: I passed by there at 08.00am and it was still closed, so I walked on to the other cafe, BUT I was happy to have had the idea to buy something there at this supermarket the night before, so he did not give me that orange invain.
    b.t.w.: that fruit looks a bit lousy, BUT the taste was really delicious !!! (my last pic)

    What to buy: It is a well-sorted supermarket plus a butchery (that is what the name "carniceria" stands for) and a bakery with fresh bread.

    What to pay: Prices are quite low in Spain !

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    a small supermarket

    by globetrott Written Aug 30, 2012

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    Right in the centre of Rabnal del Camino you will even find a small shop for food and goods of everyday life - that is quite unusual for a village with just a bit more than 70 inhabitants ! Of course it is only open by the ordinary spanish openingtimes, BUT I am sure, after a few days on the Camino you are used to them and to the long siesta in the afternoon that these shops will normally take:
    The shop is open daily except sundays:
    10.ooam - 02.00pm and 05.00 - 08.00pm

    What to buy: You will get packed cheese, ham and sausages there, crackers, candies, bread, cold drinks etc.

    What to pay: Prices are quite cheap in general in Spain and also here !

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    Mini Market: a nice shop for pilgrims

    by globetrott Updated Jul 13, 2012

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    This is a tiny shop that has all sorts of supplies for pilgrims / peregrinos and it is hidden in the basement of the building in my main picture: This shop does not have any windows, just a door !

    What to buy: You will get food, cold cuts, cheese and saussages, snacks, drinks and all other supplies that pilgrims will need.

    What to pay: Prices in Spain are in general quite cheap and here in this shop they are reasonable as well !

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    Izcue Lizasoain: a good shop for peregrinos

    by globetrott Updated Jul 8, 2012

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    I found this shop right at the end of the village of Lorca and I think it is a good place for a rest - see their benches, tables & seats in front of it and the vending machines. You simply have to ring the bell, when you need something from this shop, that is even open on sundays !

    What to buy: I bought some cheese and ham for a 2nd breakfast later this morning.
    The shop is open Mon-Fri: 08.00am - 01.00pm + 05.30 - 08.30pm
    And Sat, Sundays & festivities: 09.00am - 02.00pm + 06.00 - 08.00pm

    What to pay: Prices were quite cheap !

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    Bar Azketako: a vending machine & more

    by globetrott Updated Jul 6, 2012

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    This bar was closed when I passed by through Azqueta, but at least it has a vending-machine in front of it that had various drinks and also some snacks for sale for the hungry peregrinos / pilgrims.
    It is a pity that there are not really a lot of such machines on the Camino, so you always need to have some spare food and drinks in your rucksack, as you never know when the naxt shopping-place will come.

    What to buy: They have cold drinks, sweet and spicy snacks etc.

    What to pay: Prices are in general quite low in Spain.

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    El Corte de Ingles: Buy anything

    by lomi Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Bring an umberalla or kit yourself out for some rainy days if travelling to Santiago in Spring (before Easter).

    For everything else you may have forgotten this enormous department store, which covers 5 floors, is a bus ride or taxi journey away from the old town.

    What to buy: Food. Clothing. Household Goods, Ironmongery and Decoration-Textiles. Footwear. Lingerie. Corsetry. Children's Fashion. Accessories. Perfumes and Cosmetics. Pharmacy. Jewellery. Watches.Costume Jewellery etc etc

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    Mercado de Abastos: Fresh Food

    by Redang Written Nov 22, 2008

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    Mercado de Abastos (Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
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    This Food Market was built in 1.941 where the previous City Market was, and demolished in 1.937. It was the first permanent structure housing the different markets that existed in Compostela those days.

    * When: Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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    Follas Novas: Books and guides about the Camino

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Jan 31, 2007

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    This is a very good bookstore where you can find all kind of information regarding UNESCO protected town of Santiago and all the possible pilgrimages along the Camino de Santiago, from France, from Portugal, from Andalucia, and so on, as well as regarding the trekking to Finisterre, in the Atlantic Ocean, with the names and addresses of the shelters, restaurants, highlights, etc.

    What to buy: books and guides about the Camino de Santiago

    What to pay: what is marked

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    Farmacia Bescansa: Old chemistry

    by keltic Updated Apr 3, 2006

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    One of those old chemistries which are a masterpiece themselves. The oldest in town. Lovely vases tims and other pharmaceutical items, fantastic cealing and old fashnioned tradition. Eventhough you don´t buy anything just have a look inside.

    What to buy: Traditional old prefume. Their "eau de toilet". HIEDRA DE SANTIAGO. Moss of Santigo. Fresh nostalgic oudour and wrapping, inexpensive and an ideal gift to take with you. It´s supposed to be the real smell of the city in winter. Moist, moss and wet earth.

    What to pay: Not more than 15 euros.

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    Souvenirs

    by micas_pt Updated May 12, 2004

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    Street with souvenir shops

    The streets near the Obradoiro Square (Cathedral) have plenty of offer concerning souvenir shops.


    What to buy: In all those shops you will find virtually the same things - souvenirs from Santiago de Compostela. Santiago figures in different sizes, fridge magnets, t-shirts, key chains, glasses, plates, playing cards, books, guides, postcards and so on: you name it, you will find it. Some look nice, other are of doubtful taste, but still one thing in common: they all are overpriced.

    In some of those shops as well as cafes they were selling a typical Santiago Cake. The cake is covered with sugar and it's got the Santiago symbol on it.

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    " The Shop at the End of the Known World " !!

    by into-thin-air Updated Jan 15, 2004

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    When you walk to the Light-House at Cape Finisterre you will come across " The Shop at the End of the Known World " -- In Fact there are several little shops -- well not exactly shops, more Souvenir Stalls BUT the prices are Reasonable and there is a Good selection of local souvenirs available - and What a setting !!!!!!

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    Any of the old town: Souvenirs

    by Tami_G Written Nov 5, 2003

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    shop window

    This shop window is a typical one of the old town. They usually sell a lot of religious imagery because of Santiago's religious importance.
    Shop windows of more touristy shops are like this one. Crowded with a variety of very cheesy stuff.

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    Sargadelos: Sargadelos ceramics

    by Tami_G Written Aug 4, 2003

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    Sargadelos

    Sargadelos is the name of typical Galician ceramics. Its basic colors are white and blue (like the color of our flag). They make very modern pieces but with a Celtic influence.

    What to pay: It depends on what you buy but it's expensive.

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    Any jewelry shop: Jet stone

    by Tami_G Written Aug 2, 2003

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    Azabache

    The old town is full of little jewelry shops where you can buy beautiful jewels.

    What to buy: If you come to Santiago and want to buy something special and typical you should buy jewelry made of "azabache". This is a black stone called JET (according to my dictionary, I have no idea) and you can usually find it in combination with silver.

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