Santiago de Compostela

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.

Phil Cawley and his Camino entourage

#CawleyCamino destination Santiago de Compostela!

by Eamonn #CawleyCamino Day 6… Destination Santiago de Compostela.. the Final Frontier… 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 …

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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 excess luggage you don’t need to take with …

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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 – You can combine this festival with a short Camino finishing in Santiago Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia, celebrates this age-old fiesta where masks and fancy dress combine with carnival floats and typical cuisine. O Antroido is the name given to Carnival in Galicia. It is a deep-rooted tradition in this …

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Baptism, Communion, Marriage At Santiago Cathedral

If you wish to arrange a Marriage, Baptism, 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

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