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.
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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.
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.
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