What to see in Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela, Galician capital, is known to all mainly thanks to its famous Xacobeo and the Santiago's road. By the way, Do you know when is xacobeo year?, very easy, when July 25 falls on a Sunday, that year is Holy. But hey, I'm not here to talk about pilgrims, at least this time. In Santiago There is a lot to discover and a lot to walk, although I particularly love its old town, where of course the famous arch Santiago's cathedralwhere if you have the chance to stay see the BotafumeiroAlthough it is only on Sundays and once the mass begins you cannot go out, so you decide if you want to stay two hours in there.

Near the Cathedral you have a lot of alleys with shops where you can buy a lot of souvenirs from your visit to the city, patisseries to take you one of the many Galician sweets (my recommendation, Santiago or almond tart) and, of course, bars and restaurants. In that area there are a lot of small but very charming bars, where you can eat all the Galician delicacies prepared in different ways in some of them. Sit on a terrace to have a little empanada with a tortilla skewer and some Padrón peppers ... delicious.

Of the other sites you must visit, you have the Rajoy Palace (next to the Cathedral), the Pazo de Gelmírez, the Supply Square (where is the Mercado de Abastos, one of the five most important in Spain), the Monastery of San Martín Pinario the Plaza de la Quintana, wave Praterias Square (with the famous Horse Fountain). If you want to visit a museum, you can choose between the Museo del Pueblo Gallego, the Galician Museum of Contemporary Art or the Museo das Peregrinations, although these are a small sample since there are many. In short, if you are going to visit Santiago de Compostela I assure you that you will not get bored.

Galicia, Spain: Santiago de Compostela (April 2021)

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