Santiago de Compostela Vacations

Santiago de Compostela is the jewel in the historic, cultural, and medieval crown of Galicia. Santiago is this Spanish region's most famous and illustrious city and it holds a vast medieval district with many monuments and buildings of not just Spanish, but international importance. Everything in Santiago revolves around the Cathedral of Santiago ... Read more
de Compostela, a sight of European pilgrimage on the Route of the Camino de Santiago. It is quite rightly regarded as one of the world's great cities.
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Beautiful cozy warm little city, capital of Galicia, the Celtic land. It’s known as the culmination of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, and the alleged burial site of the Biblical apostle St. James. Very historic university and if you like food and architecture, this is your city. An hour away from A Coruña and Vigo, worth a visit.

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Edinburgh, UK

One of the most beautiful cities in Spain. With all the charm of the celtic culture, including bagpipes, lots of rain and extremely good (and cheap) seafood! Don't forget the cathedral!

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Mero, Dominica

Santiago de Compostela, world's heritage town, destination of the old pilgrimage way to Sat James's tomb (Camino de Santiago, is the capital of Galicia. 1.5 hours drive from Cedeira

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London, UK

You don't have to be religious to appreciate santiago de Compostela, the end of the Way of St John pilgrim trail. It's a really great short visit - and being in Galicia the seafood tapas is great. Stay in the grand parador opposite the big cathedral (it's surprisingly not that expensive) and you'll be right in the middle of things. Take a walk on a bit of the Way - it's very pretty - and if you can do up on to the cathedral roof (ask if they are doing a tour at the info desk) as it's a lovely experience.

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Pleasant Hill, California, USA

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.

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London, United Kingdom

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

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Labro, Italy

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.

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Hollywood

there are limited time for visting hours so you need to check out to make sure it is open for hugging Jacobs back ( all the sins are forgiven if you hug his back)

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London, United Kingdom

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.

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Brisbane, Australia

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.

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