About Santiago de Compostela
The World Heritage city of Santiago de Compostela is probably best known as a place of pilgrimage, receiving hundreds of thousands of pilgrims each year who have travelled the Way of St. James. If you visit this beautiful city then you’ll be able to marvel at the pilgrims’ finishing point; the magnificent Cathedral of Santiago, which is supposedly home to the last remains of St James. There’s more to the capital of Galicia than just its cathedral however; the historic quarter has many other gems including Raxoi Palace, the university rectory and several beautiful squares. Also worth a special mention is the local cuisine; Galicia is known for its seafood and the capital has some of the region’s finest restaurants. If you like octopus then be sure to check out pulpo a la gallega, a local specialty. And if you like cheap, clean and safe hotels, hostels, B&Bs, and apartments then be sure to check out budgetplaces.com for your stay in Santiago de Compostela, they’re our specialty!