Places to visit in Santiago de Compostela


If you have already completed your tour of the Camino de Santiago, claiming your precious compostela and now you have some free time Why not use that time to find out what Santiago de Compostela has for you?

In case you do not have a clue what to do in Santiago, do not worry, Here we have compiled the best options for you to enjoy this iconic city.

I count Santiago few days to know how I can do?

Ideal to enjoy Santiago de Compostela, If you have a few days, It is to start the journey through the different squares and rúas located in the historic center. You can get different options to guide you through the variety of routes and monuments, for you to enjoy your visit in just one morning.

Some places to visit

Among the places you can go to enjoy a morning or afternoon are:

  • Alameda park, It is offering a spectacular view of the historic area of ​​the city. You can visualize a great sunset over the Cathedral of Santiago.
  • In the old town there are souvenir shops in town, if you want to go shopping looking for a good memory, these places are ideal.
  • Parque San Domingos de Bonaval, It is one of the emblematic parks in Santiago. In addition, It has two interesting museums, the Galician Center for Contemporary Art (HWRCs) and the Galician People Museum. Which is located within the premises of the convent of San Domingos de Bonaval, where you can see a Gothic church architecture and find the Pantheon of Illustrious Gallegos.

Places to eat

We could dedicate a space to gastronomy given in Santiago, but if it comes to taste, This city has variety ranging from traditional to new mergers. It has different restaurants and pubs where you can find gastronomic diversity and quality.

Enjoy Botafumeiro

If you have the luck to come in the days Botafumeiro procession takes place, It is an activity worthy of seeing, you're Catholic or not, as it offers a delight to all who witness his flight.

It is a censer weighing approximately 50 kg, It is lifted 20 meters in the air and pulled by pulleys inside the cathedral. Reaches a speed of 70 km / h so it must be carried by 8 men to control it.

Santiago has one of the oldest universities in the world

One of the most traditional areas of Galicia, It is the University of Santiago, founded in 1495. It offers a pleasant tour of its facilities where you can see one of the world's largest university libraries and its award-winning architecture buildings.

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