Santiago de Compostela is famous with its cathedral that has been the destination for pilgrims for hundreds of years. The site is traditionally the location keeping the remains of Saint James the Apostle. Visitors to the city come because of religious interest or fascination with its history, and the metropolis has amazing Santiago attractions like these:
Catedral de Santiago
The historic cathedral had its start in the late 1000s A.D., and its consecration took place in 1128. When entering the enormous building with its gorgeous architecture, the interior is dark except for the lighted front with the gold statues. The smell of incense is evident.
Mercado de Abastos
A fresh market with vendors selling fish and produce, the locals bring their home-grown meats, vegetables, fruit and flowers as well as seafood. Refreshments and treats are also sold.
Museo das Pergrinacions
Examining the pilgrimage tradition, the displays and presentations give the story of the pilgrimage from its religious origins with the Catholic Church. The museum also introduces the universal values and historical significance that makes the pilgrimage relevant across lines of culture and religion.
A beautiful and clean public square, the area is perfect for leisure time. The square’s winning features are the fountain, shops, historic buildings and the entertainment by street performances.
For a pleasant way of seeing the main important sites in the city, a small train with an English speaking guide is offered. Visitors can enjoy the train and become familiar with Santiago.