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Santiago de Compostela

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Congratulations! You are now in Santiago de Compostela. Santiago is a UNESCO World Heritage City, so dubbed because of its urban beauty, monumental integrity and, of course, as the end point for the Middle Ages’ most important religious/cultural movement, the Way of St. James pilgrimage.

Quick history: Santiago was initially a Roman town until the 9th century, when St. James’ tomb was discovered and it become Santiago, or St. James. Although the Moors destroyed the city not too long afterward, the Christians rebuilt it.

The city has an albergue  and loads of other lodging, including the famous (and posh) Parador de Santiago, once a hospital/inn for pilgrims, and The Last Stamp Hostel.

After Getting Your Compostela …

Grab a bite to eat (perhaps at O Beiro, a great wine shop with tasty tapas), then browse through the peregrino souvenir shops for a memento of your journey. Or check out these other sights:

Now it’s time to relax and bask in your accomplishment. Or possibly to continue on to Finisterre …

Santiago de Compostela is 989.4 km (614.8 mi) from Sevilla.

This city has all services: ATMs, shops, bar/restaurants, lodging, pharmacy, public health center


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