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Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela

A fabled city

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Introduction

Santiago de Compostela is the capital of Galicia and a focal point for holidays in north west Spain. It's easily one of the country's most magnificent cities, home to the shrine of St James the Apostle, the patron saint of Spain. Its grand 11th century Roman Catholic cathedral, with its iconic grey granite towers, marks the end of the Way of St. James pilgrimage, or the Camino de Santiago as it's known in Spanish.

This fabled pilgrimage route has been traversed since medieval times and puts Santiago de Compostela in the same bracket as Jerusalem and Rome as one of Christianity's most important places. Pilgrims still arrive at Santiago de Compostela in some numbers and are joined by travellers who come to see the city's beautiful old town, a superbly preserved UNESCO World Heritage site. The old town, the zona monumental, may be small but it's lined with impressive statues, grand stone mansions, open squares and the main attraction, the Cathedral de Santiago de Compostela.

 

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El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo‬ train on an arched bridge over Spanish river

El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo: San Sebastián to Santiago de Compostela

10-day tailor-made rail journey from £9,435 pp incl. flights

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Travelling aboard one of Spain’s most luxurious trains, you’ll enjoy gourmet dining and cocktail evenings as you explore the coastal route between San Sebastián’s golden beaches and Santiago’s medieval wonders.

Top itineraries in Santiago de Compostela

Camino de Santiago Walking Trail

Walking the Camino de Santiago‬

9-day escorted walking tour from £2,105 pp incl. flights

Led by an expert guide, this small group tour will see you stay in charming villages as you hike ‘The Way of St. James’. Passing through delightfully rural scenery, you’ll uncover the region’s fascinating past and unique cuisine.

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The Way of St James - Camino de Santiago Self-Drive

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,350 pp incl. flights

This gorgeous road trip links together the medieval wonders and historic charms of northern Spain, following the centuries-old Way of St James. Along the way, you’ll stay in converted monasteries and castles as you call into pretty coastal towns and some of the region's famed wineries.

Picos de Europa National Park, Asturias, Spain

Best of Northern Spain

9-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,390 pp incl. flights

See the best of northern Spain, linking lofty mountains, verdant vineyards and spectacular seascapes on an unmissable road trip. Along the way, you’ll stay in historic parador hotels, taking in everything from national-park idylls to Bilbao's modernism and Santiago's medieval wonders.

El Expreso de la Robla

El Expreso de la Robla: Bilbao to Leon

6-day tailor-made rail journey from £1,800 pp incl. flights

Travelling aboard one of Spain’s most luxurious trains, you’ll enjoy gourmet dining and cocktail evenings along the route between contemporary Bilbao and Leon’s medieval wonders.

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Top places to stay in Santiago de Compostela

A Quinta da Auga, Santiago de Compostella

A Quinta da Auga, Santiago de Compostela

Historic hotel

This is Relais & Châteaux at its relaxing best, featuring a superb spa, luxuriously appointed rooms and a delightful fine dining restaurant.

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