Santiago de Compostela, place of pilgrimage

Destinations, Galicia

Santiago de Compostela is the capital of the region of Galicia in northwest Spain. It is known as the culmination of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route.

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This famous place of pilgrimage in northwestern Spain became a symbol in the struggle of Spanish Christians against Islam. Destroyed by the Muslims at the end of the 10th century, it was completely rebuilt in the following century. With its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings, the old town of Santiago is one of the most beautiful urban areas in the world. The oldest monuments are grouped around the tomb of Santiago and the Cathedral, which contains the remarkable Portico de la Gloria.

Throughout its history, Santiago de Compostela has received different influences and the old town has integrated these different styles and currents with the local traditions. The result of this mix is a city where the original Galician architecture, with its typical wooden galleries and traditional materials, such as stone, wood or iron, is combined with great monuments that constitute a splendid journey through the history of European and universal art.

The old town is a lively place where the inhabitants and small stores coexist with tourism. The urban development has respected the natural spaces where the green Galician fields join the historical city. Let a certified guide show you around like you could never have imagined.

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