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The Best Things to Do in Santiago de Compostela

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Top attractions in Santiago de Compostela

Plaza del Obradoiro , Santiago de Compostela
Tired pilgrims reach the end of their journeys at Plaza del Obradoiro, the location of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. This square also
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World heritage site · Religious Site
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela , Santiago de Compostela
It’s hard to describe Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela as anything but awe-inspiring, and visitors often walk away from it muttering "How
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Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico , Santiago de Compostela
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Botafumeiro , Santiago de Compostela
The Botafumeiro is a famous thurible found in the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral (in the past similar devices were used in large churches i
World heritage site · Landmark
Hostal dos Reis Católicos , Santiago de Compostela
The Hostal dos Reis Católicos, also called the Hostal de Los Reyes Católicos or Parador de Santiago, is a 5-star Parador hotel, located in th

Santiago de Compostela

Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Nightlife
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St. James’ Way, Santiago de Compostela hosts thousands of travelers each year, fostering an eccentric, bohemian vibe that blends with the city’s historical charm. The old city center is a popular site to visit year-round as it features an attractive combination of Baroque, Romanesque, and Gothic architecture dating back to medieval times. The city is said to never sleep, boasting a significant university population that makes for a vibrant nightlife. Customize your holiday with our Spain trip itinerary planner to create an adventure that suits you.

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Where to stay in Santiago de Compostela

Lodging in the city's old district is the most scenic option. Some hotels even offer rooms in renovated historical buildings near the cathedral. Consider a stay in Monte do Gozo, a small town just outside the city that offers 2,000 beds to weary pilgrims.
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