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.

Spooky Santiago de Compostela

With Halloween, All Souls and All Saints Day coming up, we reveal the spookiest places and most haunting spots in Santiago de Compostela. Here’s our Halloween guide to spooky Santiago de Compostela! Praza da Quintana The Praza da Quintana at the back of Santiago’s Cathedral is divided in two areas: a lower part called Quintana dos …

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Phil Cawley and his Camino entourage

CawleyCamino Day 6 – Destination Santiago de Compostela!

CawleyCamino Day 6… Destination Santiago de Compostela.. the Final Frontier… by Eamonn It really doesn’t really get much better than this. Thirty-two recent friends gathered in the sacred square in Santiago around mid-afternoon today having completed a daunting challenge successfully. Elation reigned and the sun shone down on some very tired bodies that had negotiated …

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Camino FAQ: Luggage storage in Santiago de Compostela

Camino FAQ: Luggage storage in Santiago de Compostela Many CaminoWays.com customers have been in touch recently requesting information regarding luggage storage in Santiago de Compostela. We would recommend you contact Ivar Rekve, owner and manager of the popular Camino Forum. He provides this useful luggage storage service to pilgrims in Santiago. You can either send the …

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New Camino Certificate of Distance

The Pilgrims Office in Santiago (Oficina de Acogida del Peregrino) has just launched a new Camino certificate called the ‘Certificate of Distance’. This new Camino certificate can be obtained in addition to the traditional Compostela or the Certificate of Welcome, after reaching Santiago de Compostela. The Pilgrims Office has created this new certificate in response …

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Culture Pilgrims in Santiago de Compostela

Culture Pilgrims in Santiago de Compostela, By INGRID K. WILLIAMS ON a cloudy June afternoon after midday Mass in the ornate granite cathedral in the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, the adjacent plaza heaved with tourists, many toting walking sticks and bulging backpacks. For centuries, self-proclaimed pilgrims have trekked dozens and sometimes hundreds of …

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O Antroido, Santiago’s Carnival

O Antroido, Santiago’s Carnival O Antroido is Santiago’s famous carnival, a wondrous event that you can combine with a Camino de Santiago route that finishes in Santiago. Taking place before Lent in the lead up to Ash Wednesday, O Antroido is something you won’t want to miss. Like many other old European cities, Santiago de …

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Baptism, Communion and Marriage at Santiago Cathedral

If you wish to arrange a Marriage, Baptism, or First Communion, contact the Parish Priest: Parish Priest C/Huérfanas, 32 15793 Santiago de Compostela A Coruña, Spain Telephone: +34 981 586 057 E-mail: [email protected] Documents required: The Birth Certificate of the person to be baptised and a letter of authorisation from their local Parish Priest. Contact …

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