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As both the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia and as the supposed burial place of Saint James the Great, Santiago de Compostela is one of the most important cultural destinations in Northern Spain. Holidays here are all about embracing the history of the area, which is easy to do considering that the entirety of the city’s Old Town is an official UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Thanks to the close relationship we share with our hoteliers, we here at Best4Travel have a wide selection of exclusive special offers for the best hotels and apartments across Santiago de Compostela!


For more information, or for a tailored quotation on any of the hotels or villas in Spain featured on our website, please drop into any one of our stores nationwide, or simply call our expert travel agents in our Irish call centre today FREE on 1800 814 000.


Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela


The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela was built between 1060 and 1211, on what is said to be the burial place of Saint James the Great, one of Jesus’ 12 apostles. Legend has it that St James’ remains were brought on a boat from Jerusalem to Spain by his request, and are now stored as relics in the cathedral.


In a tradition first started in the early Medieval Ages, Christian have used the cathedral as a site of pilgrimage, and see it as the final stop on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail. Also known as the ‘Way of St. James’, the most popular route of this pilgrimage stretches 780 km from St. Jean-Pied-du-Port near Biarritz to Santiago. Pilgrims can often be spotted by the scallop shell from the shore of Galicia that some choose to wear.


Where to Eat


To help set your holiday off on the right foot, we here at Best4Travel have compiled a list of the top cafés and restaurants in and around Santiago de Compostela, divided by price to cater to all budget types.


  • Low Cost

    • Meson El Bombero, Rua Do Franco 57
    • Entre Pedras, Rua Hospitalino 18
    • O Gato Negro, Rua Raina

  • Moderately Priced

    • O Tamboril, Rua da Republica Arxentina 5 Bajo
    • O Sendeiro, Rua Olvido 22
    • O Curro da Parra, Rua Travessa 20

  • Expensive

    • Restaurante Filigrana, Paseo Amaia 23B
    • Casa Marcelo, Rua Hortas 1
    • Restaurante A Tafona, Baixo Rua Virxe da Cerca 7

Transfers


With Best4Travel you can have a transfer arranged for you from Santiago de Compostela Airport straight to your hotel!

For more information or for a tailored quotation on transfers to any of the hotels or apartments in Santiago de Compostela featured on our website, please call our expert Irish call centre today FREE on 1800 814 000


Best4Travel Tips


  • Currency: Euro (€)

  • Language: Spanish

  • Time Difference to Ireland: +1 hour

  • Flight Time: Approx. 2 hours 30 minutes

  • Local Phrases
    • Hello : Hola
    • Good morning : Buenos días
    • How are you? : ¿Cómo estás?
    • Good afternoon : Buenas tardes
    • Good night : Buenas noches
    • Goodbye : Adiós
    • Please : Por favor
    • Thank you : Gracias
    • You’re welcome : De nada
    • Where is…? : Dondé está…?
    • Do you speak English? : ¿Habla usted Inglés?
    • I am from Ireland : Soy de Irlanda

  • Public Holidays
    • 1st January: New Year’s Day.
    • 6th January: Epiphany
    • March/April:
      • Holy Thursday
      • Good Friday
      • Easter Monday
    • 1st May: Labour Day
    • 15th August: Assumption Day
    • 12th October: Hispanic Day
    • 1st November: All Saints’ Day
    • 9th November: Our Lady of the Almudena
    • 6th December: Constitution Day
    • 8th December: Immaculate Conception Day
    • 25th December: Christmas Day