Ever since remains attributed by tradition to the Apostle St James were discovered in Compostela in the ninth century, each year thousands of pilgrims make their way to this destination.
There are several different historic routes that will take us to this World Heritage Site city. Whichever we choose, with each step, we’ll feel the heartbeat of Jacobean magic.
Monumental grandeur, gastronomy and hot springs in Santiago
An endless number of beautiful streets and squares
We’ll head off to the Porta do Camiño, where long ago Camino Francéspilgrims entered the walled city of Compostela. Santiago’s mediaeval walls no longer stand, although in the city names such as Mazarelos Porta, Porta Faxeira, Mámoa da Porta and Porta do Camiño continue to be used.
We’ll go up Rúa das Casas Reais, where we’ll have a chance to look at some façades with noble family crests that do honour to the street’s name. We’ll cross the charming Praza de Cervantes square before diving into the Rúa da Acibechería, named after the guild of craftsmen who carved jet stone. Even today we’ll find numerous metal smiths who will offer us their creations.
Stores all necessary information to organize your trip: museums, monuments, attractions, lodgings, restaurants...
Once you do, you see the map of your route, save information in PDF or export your GPS locations
Already enjoying Galicia, here you see the map of your route, save information in PDF or export your GPS locations
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Now you're back, you write that you think what you visited, and also mark that you could not see, to not forget the next!