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Full-Day Private Tour: Historic Santiago de Compostela from Lisbon
"You will be personally collected from your hotel in Lisbon at 08:00 and depart immediately for Santiago de Compostela. Arrive at 13:00 to experience the famous Pilgrim Mass. This special mass is held each day to recognize the pilgrims who have traveled along the Way of St. James to arrive at Cathedral of Santiago de Comp dedicated to St James one of Jesus’ apostles and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.After immersing yourself in the history and architectural beauty of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela you will journey to walled town Valença do Minho. Expect to see many fine historical buildings and renaissance architecture during your visit. Return to Lisbon later in the day."""
From EUR779.00
 
Private Tour: Santiago de Compostela and Viana do Castelo from Porto
"Enjoy a full day tour with a private driver and a private guide that will make everything to give you a great experience! We pick you up and drop off at your accommodation for your best comfort. You will star by visiting Santiago de Compostela the capital of Galicia and one of the most important pilgrimage destinations of the world. Here you will visit the historic center classified as a World Heritage Site and the famous Cathedral of Santiago. After that you have the precious time(1h/1:30h) for lunch and walk the streets of Santiago. After Santiago you will travel to Viana do Castelo where you'll see Santa Luzia Sanctuary and the historically rich city center."""
From EUR400.00
 
Full-Day Tour to Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho from Porto
"Start your tour around 8am where you will cross the border to Spain to explore the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.Santiago is the capital of the autonomous region. The city was born by the discover of the tomb of the Apostle Santiago people believe that in the city remains the tomb of Santiago and after that it began a pilgrimage that led to the world-famous “Caminho de Santiago” (St. James Way).In this magnificent visit to Santiago de Compostela you will have time to visit the gorgeous 11th century cathedral dedicated to the Apostle. Originally built in a Romanesque style
From EUR110.00

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Pulperías

This may be prevalent all over Northwestern Spain, but Santiago de Compostela is the first place I ever saw a business almost 100% dedicated to octopus. They eat octopus up there like we do fried...
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b1bob
Jul 22, 2014

General Info

Tourist Offices:* Turismo de Santiago de CompostelaRúa do Vilar, 6315705 Santiago de Compostela (Spain)- Tel.: (+34) 981.55 51 29- Fax: (+34) 981.55 47 48- Internet: www.santiagoturismo.com-...
Redang
Mar 25, 2012

The Weather in Santiago de Compostela

Useful links:- In Spanish- In English- In Spanish
Redang
Mar 22, 2011

Cathedral

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. Sharing tapas with friends in Los...
anniedow
Aug 16, 2010

20km daily

Hi have you started walking ?or maybe you have finishedIf you begin in Leon , 20Km is very realistic, this could even include about 2 to 3 rest days if neededmag oz (camino Dreamer ) Fresh air, rural...
magoz
Jul 30, 2008

A Great City

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....
lexmark110
Jun 01, 2008
 
 
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Northern Exposure

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...
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SirRichard
May 15, 2006

Balconies

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...
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SirRichard
May 15, 2006

Crashing Pilgrims

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...
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freya_heaven
May 21, 2004

Location

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...
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micas_pt
May 12, 2004

Tourism Office

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...
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micas_pt
May 12, 2004

The atmosphere

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...
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micas_pt
May 12, 2004

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

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...
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into-thin-air
Jan 09, 2004

Santiago de Compostela - A place to live

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...
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gasca
Oct 15, 2003

Top Hotels in Santiago de Compostela

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Plaza do Obradoiro 1, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, 15705, Spain
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Rua Porta de Pena 17, Santiago de Compostela, 15704, Spain
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Avenida Burgo das Nacions s/n, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, 15705, Spain
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C/ Oblatas s/n, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, 15703, Spain
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San Lazaro, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, 15820, Spain
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Avda Maestro Mateo s/n, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, 15706, Spain
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Top Things to Do in Santiago de Compostela

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Cathedral

Chapel of San Salvador or saint savior is one of the central chapels of the ambulatory. In the capitals of the entrance you can read the inscriptions “Reigning Prince Alfonso this work was built” and...
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Cathedral Museum

Gelmirez (or Xelmirez in Galician) Palace is the part of Cathedral Museum. Entrance to that part of museum is situated in the Northern Nave of Cathedral. So, just enter Cathedral through the gates of...
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Praza do Obradoiro - Square of the Stonecutters

Praza do Obradoiro/Plaza del Obradoiro/Obradoiro square This is the main square, not only of the Cathedral but the whole Santiago. It is the largest of its kind in the whole of Galicia and it becomes...
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Church of San Martino Pinario

Monastery of San Martiño Pinario was the largest and most influential Benedictine monastery in Galicia and the second largest in all Spain after El Escorial. Its museum includes a visit to the church,...
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Monasterio de San Paio de Antealtares

Monastery San Paio de Antealtares was founded here by Alfonso II El Casto the King of Asturia in 830 A.D. The local Benedictine monks supposed to look after recently discovered tomb and relics of...
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Colegio de Fonesca

This early renaissance school was commissioned by Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela Alonso de Fonseca, converting the house where he was born and which belonged to his very influential family for...
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Top 5 Santiago de Compostela Writers

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"Camino Frances" (Part Two)"
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Redang

"Santiago de Compostela"
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suvanki

"Santiago de Compostela - Winter and Summer"
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keltic

"Santiago: A piece of magic"
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Tami_G

"Santiago de Compostela- 2004 JUBILEE year"
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