Things to Do in Santiago de Compostela

Things to Do in Santiago de Compostela, Spain - Santiago de Compostela Attractions

Things to Do in Santiago de Compostela


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Top Attractions in Santiago de Compostela

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  • Whissely
    Sao Paulo, SP408 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An impressive Cathedral with a good museum tour that includes a visit to the top of the cathedral and a roof view. Pure history and if you're lucky they'll be playing the organ when you visit.
    Written February 21, 2024
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  • Jan S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We used Walks in Spain as the tour operator to arrange our pilgrimage on the Camino. We couldn't have been happier! There was a group of seven of us, and we had many questions prior to going on the trip. Paul answered all of them patiently and quickly. We received wonderful maps and guides to help us along the way, including points of interest and recommended places to eat. The accommodations we stayed in were all fantastic, ranging from the simple to the deluxe (we had asked for a variety, and Paul definitely came through). He has relationships with each of the proprietors, and we were welcomed into each location. We met other pilgrims who were also walking using Walks in Spain, and without exception, they all sang its praises. And I don't want to forget to mention the food - magnificent! And Paul was available day and night to help us with any questions along the way. A fantastic and life-changing experience. I definitely recommend walking the Camino, and I also definitely recommend using Walks in Spain. An unforgettable experience!
    Written February 13, 2024
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  • sally B
    Winchester, UK8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place to see all the Camino pilgrims arriving. It was clean and busy! Easy to find you can enter at each end of the square
    Written October 27, 2023
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK179,682 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Botafumeiro is a famous censer in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and hangs from the ceiling just in front of the high altar. The Botafumeiro is one of the largest censers in the world, weighing 80 kg. For certain important religious occasions, it is swung on the rope to dispense incense around the cathedral. We were fortunate enough to see the censer, but not the ceremony.
    Written January 21, 2023
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  • 743cassandrac
    Maynooth, Ireland7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great city to spend a few days, with the opportunity to explore Galicia. Fascinating place with quaint streets and wonderful restaurants,
    Written May 12, 2023
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  • ksufan88
    Wichita, KS5,453 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This monastery is located next to the Santiago Cathedral and was recommended to us by our local guide. The guided tours are supposed to be fantastic (and are the only way to see the cloisters), but are only done in Spanish so we opted to walk around on our own. The baroque altars were fabulous and we were amazed at the three dimensional decorations all around the main altar. Be sure to walk behind the main altar to check out the intricately carved wooden choir stalls. In addition to the baroque church with its many side altars you have access to other areas to view the antique printing presses and the very detailed stamps used to make the book pages. We were so glad we took this tour!
    Written November 2, 2023
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  • melendz
    Houston, TX460 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful urban park in the middle of Santiago de Compostela. There are many tree lined trails, some paved and some gravel. There is a lookout point with a nice view of the Cathedral.
    Written May 7, 2023
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