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Santiago de Compostela Visitor information

One of the most sacred Christian monuments in Spain is the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and definitely a sight to see, the cathedral has many different architectural styles like Gothic, Plateresque, & Neoclassical.

And from the East Side you will find the Plaza del Obradoiro, a large square. Around the square you will be surrounded by 3 other historic landmarks, the Hostel de los Reyes Católicos, Santiago City Hall and the 17th Century Colegio de San Jerónimo all with rich history and a beautiful sight. 

Alameda Park is the most popular park around, with its botanical gardens and Monument to As Marías which is a sculpture of Two sisters who once used to walk the park, among many other monuments. 

One of the finest examples of Baroque architecture to see is the Casa do Cabildo, an aristocratic house built in 1758. 

You will find Restaurants and Bars dotted around the area, with lots of delicious dishes to try – one of the most popular dishes of Spain which originates from the region of Galicia is the ´Pulpo a la Feira´ or also known as ´Pulpo a la Gallega´ in Spain. 

Travel 

Santiago de Compostela Airport is an international airport, you can either get a taxi or Bus to Santiago and it roughly takes around 20 minutes. 

You can get around Santiago de Compostela many ways, by Bus, Taxi, or hiring a Car or Bicycle. 

There is a railway station called Santiago de Compostela Railway Station, you can reach Madrid and Porto (in Portugal) in around 5 hours.

History of Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela is the capital of the region of Galicia in Northwest of Spain. 

There is a strong belief that Santiago Apóstol (St James the Apostle, one of Jesus´ closest disciples) preached in Galicia, and was bought back by boat after his execution and buried here. In 820 CE the tomb was rediscovered by a religious hermit, who was following a guiding star. This is thought to be the reason for the name Compostela, which in Latin is Campus Stellae, meaning field of the star. Over the years a church was built on top of the holy remains, and then this was expanded multiple times over the years. 

One of the most important religious structures in the whole of Spain is the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. Construction of the Cathedral began in 1075, during the reign of Alfonso VI. Work on the Cathedral stopped for a while, and then continued again in 1100. In the 10th Century it was destroyed by Muslims, construction then carried on throughout the 12th century with its various styles of Gothic, Baroque & Romanesque Buildings.

The Cathedral marks the end of The Camino de Santiago, which is a pilgrimage route and is around 790km long running from Saint-Jean-de-Port in France, along the top of Spain. 

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