SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – Practical City & Travel Guide to Santiago de Compostela + Local Advice

Last Updated on March 28, 2021

Santiago de Compostela is a world Heritage City and one the most beautiful cities in Spain. Santiago de Compostela is situated on the north-western part of Spain, on the Galicia region.

“Just imagine how the medieval pilgrims felt when they topped the crest of what came to be known as the Mountain of Joy and caught their first glimpse of Santiago de Compostela and its cathedral, the shrine of Saint James (Santiago). It was the reward for a pilgrimage that entailed months of hardship. Over the last thousand years, this path has been trodden by millions. And they still come, motivated by faith, adventure or curiosity.”

The world Heritage City of Santiago de Compostela offers great beauties, historical sites and great museums to its visitors with its beautiful buildings.

A great day out at the Plaza Obradoiro of Santiago de Compostela and visiting the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is definitely is one of the best attractions in Santiago de Compostela.

As for eating out in Santiago de Compostela;  the gastronomy and Galician cuisine from traditional, home-style dishes to creative and international cuisine as well as restaurants specialising in meat, seafood and fish is also great for visitors. Santiago de Compostela is also the land of shellfish.

As for shopping in Santiago de Compostela; Santiago de Compostela offers great shopping opportunities for its visitors. The historic centre and the Ensanche area are the main shopping areas in Santiago de Compostela. The Mercado de Abastos market is also worth a visit that the visitors may find great Galician produce.

As for nightlife in Santiago de Compostela; the main areas for lively nightlife in the city are the historic centre and the Ensanche area.

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