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Santiago de Compostela - Provincia de a Coruna - Galicia - Espana, 15704, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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All reviews narrow streets old town every corner cafes and restaurants tapas small churches ancient city historical center walk around tortillas great place to visit historic place torte tuna few hours the main square saint james
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The casco historico or basically the old town of Santiago de Compostela is constituted by narrow winding (and sometimes hilly) streets often lined with restaurants and shops (silver and azabache or jet jewelry is sold in many of the shops). This area is beautiful to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Y A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful city. Do not miss the monastery San Martiño Pinario. It is incredible. Also recommend the museum of the pilgrims and a tour to Finisterre.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ileana m
Reviewed 9 February 2019

No other city typifies a medieval center with its Cathedral, Univesrsity, hospices, dining and artisan centers than the Casco Historico of Santiago de Compostela. Somehow, you can easily imagine pilgrims streaming in and monks and artisans all busy serving their needs. It is well preserved...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank aesta
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

I absolutely love Santiago de Compostela. I've walked 4 caminos now but I still get a rush when I approach the cathedral on the last day. The locals are incredibly friendly and are always welcoming. The bars and restaurants are all top flight so it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RamblingManVince
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

Of the many old towns we have visited, Santiago has been the most beatiful. Very well maintained, beatiful architecture, plenty of bars and restaurants shared by locals and tourists. The latter is perhaps the highligh of Santiago: despite being one of the world’s most beatiful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 722hernanl
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit. Absolutely beautiful & *cheap people are quite courteous & the hotel (Hosepederia Tarela) was clean every second day. I cannot fault this place at all

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marc C
Reviewed 21 November 2018

My wife and I spent a day and a half exploring the maze of streets and visiting historic sites in the very walkable old town. Tons of bars, restaurants, shops, outdoor kiosks.Also lots of pilgrims and other tourists even in October!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank canoeboy
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We visited Santiago de Compostela in October while on a cruise. We stopped at Vigo and got on a bus to Santiago de Compostela. We only stayed there for a few hours, but I really wish we had more time. There is so much history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Liz G
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I was in Santiago in August 2017 at the end of my pilgrimage on the French way (900 km!) and I returned back last month with almost all the friends met on the Camino...it was a really involving experience!!! Seeing Santiago, the Casco historico and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alebarzanti
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We completed the Portuguese walk in Santiago and went to the noon mass at the cathedral. The next day we joined a long line of a tour that was going into the Cathedral to touch the statute of St. James. We got our credentials stamped...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Well it all depends of the amount of money you are ready to invest. About the hotel it is important that you like how the rooms look and the food, all locations are good because the city is rather small, maybe it is the best... More
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