Santiago de Compostela Articles

Santiago de Compostela is not just the final point of the Camino de Santiago, it is a fantastic place to explore, wandering around its alleys and quaint granite streets. There are also many things to do in Santiago de Compostela, including visiting the Cathedral, indulging at the food market and enjoying a relaxing afternoon in the park. It is quite pocket-sized too, so make sure you dedicate at least a couple of days to soak in the city’s vibrant atmosphere. Our Santiago de Compostela articles will help you decide how to spend your time in the wonderful city and end point of the Camino de Santiago.

Pilgrim’s Mass in The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Pilgrim’s Mass in The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela Many pilgrims who finish their Camino in the city of Santiago de Compostela often want to attend a special pilgrim’s mass in the cathedral. It’s the ultimate reward after the long journey to the city. This is especially true if you are walking the Camino de …

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The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela – 5 Things To Know

The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is an iconic symbol of the city of Santiago and also the final point for many pilgrims walking or cycling the Camino de Santiago. Recently renovated, the Cathedral is ready to welcome pilgrims from all over the world during Holy Year. Over the centuries, thousands of pilgrims from all over …

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Unmissable Christmas Activities in Santiago de Compostela

6 Unmissable Christmas Activities in Santiago de Compostela Whether you’re heading to Santiago for a little pre-Christmas holiday or if you happen to be finishing up your Camino (quite a chilly walk we’d imagine) during the festive season, there are some unmissable Christmas activities to keep you entertained in this Spanish city. If you want …

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*New Camino Book! “If You Stand Here: A Pilgrim’s Tour of the Cathedral” Q and A with Author Anne Born

“If You Stand Here is a tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela expressly for pilgrims. Unlike all the dusty guidebooks that list dates, names with no back story, and an endless number of dry unrelated facts, this book will ask you to stand on a spot in the building where something wonderful happened.” …

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24 Hours in Santiago de Compostela

24 Hours in Santiago de Compostela You’ve walked for days and finally reached the promised land: Santiago de Compostela! You are sitting at the Praza do Obradoiro, your aching feet finally getting a rest, staring in awe at the mighty Cathedral, and you are wondering… were to do next? Well, if you are not continuing …

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Must-See: Santiago Food Market

The food market in Santiago de Compostela, known as Mercado de Abastos, in the Old Town, is the city’s second most visited attraction after the cathedral and a must-see for food lovers. At Santiago food market, you will find an impressive selection of the best fresh Galician produce: a mind-blowing range of different fish and …

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Pilgrim’s progress: You don’t have to walk the Way to discover the lure of Santiago

Pilgrim’s progress: You don’t have to walk the Way to discover the lure of Santiago By Mark Nicholls. Only the devout and the dedicated walk to Santiago de Compostela. The rest of us seem to fly in nowadays. One of the great pilgrimage centres of the Christian world – alongside Rome and Jerusalem – the …

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