Santiago de Compostela Travel Guide
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- Santiago de CompostelaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackers+ 1Jan 12, 2014
I walked the Camino de Santiago this past year and Santiago is a very emotional and lovely place to visit because of the Camino buzz http://www.youtube.com/TamsinEB check out my Camino web series here for any Camino insight and help =) Enjoy
- Santiago de CompostelaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellnessOct 20, 2013
This beautiful city on the west coast of Spain is famous for its cathedral, which is said to house the body of St. James (one of Jesus' apostles) and has therefore been a destination for Catholic pilgrims (and adventurous trekkers) since the Middle Ages. The cathedral and neighboring hotel (said to be the world's first hotel) are indeed beautiful, but Santiago has other things to offer besides Catholic history, including a charming old town full of winding alleyways and cute shops, several lovely public parks, and lots of venues to hear the local folk music: an interesting blend of Spanish style and Celtic instruments.
- Santiago de CompostelaFeb 11, 2013
Destination of the religious way, many people blust into tears when they first see the great cathedral after a few days of walk. Santiago de Compostela is not as meaningful as a tourist destination if you are not reaching there by walking the Santiago way.
- Santiago de CompostelaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Feb 05, 2013
Santiago de Compostela is the capital of Galicia, Spain. The city's Cathedral is the destination today, as it has been throughout history, of the important 9th century medieval pilgrimage route, the Way of St. James. In 1985 the city's Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Gayle and I attended a Pilgrim's Mass at the Cathedral, walked around the various surrounding Sites, stayed at the nearby Parador, and otherwise had a great time during our short stay. It's a very impressive and humbling place.
- Santiago de CompostelaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 28, 2012
One of Europe's most important pilgrimage sights. The Camino a Compostela leads from Santiago to much of western Europe, and people walk from as far away as Italy and the Netherlands to get here. The Cathedral is beautiful, and the old town center is very lovely.
- Santiago de CompostelaJul 05, 2012
You don't have to be Catholic, a pilgrim who just walked 30 days straight, or even religious to enjoy the energy of this place in summer. It's like a town on permanent holiday. No one is even sure St. James is buried there, but it hasn't stopped folks from coming for the last 800 years!
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