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Santiago de Compostela Hostel - Spain - Hostelling International

Santiago de Compostela is in the province of La Coruna, and is the capital of Galicia. The old part of town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its major attraction is the tomb of St. Santiago, his Cathedral and its surroundings.

Staying in Santiago de Compostela

When you come to Santiago we recommend our Guozo Du Monte Lodge, a complex with an area of 600,000 square meters, only three kilometers away from the Cathedral of Santiago, the ultimate goal of the French route of the Camino de Santiago.

Directions: Carretera de Santiago – Aeropuerto Km 3, 15820 - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (A CORUÑA)
Phone: 981791005, Mail: albergue.gandario@xunta.es

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Sightseeing in Santiago de Compostela

  • The Cathedral of Santiago is a Catholic church that became a major pilgrimage destinations in Europe during the Middle Ages through the Camino de Santiago, an initiatory path that was followed in the wake of the Milky Way communicating Peninsula Iberian with the rest of the continent.
  • Obradoiro Square is the heart of Santiago de Compostela. Its name refers to the workshop (obradoiro in Galician) of masons to work on the square during the construction of the Cathedral. In its center is the kilometer 0 of all roads to Santiago. The surrounding buildings are examples of different architectural styles: the east, the Baroque facade of the Cathedral, the Museum on your right and the Palace of Gelmírez on your left. In the west, the Rajoy Palace on the north, the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos and to the south, the College of St. Jerome.
  • El Camino de Santiago is the route followed by pilgrims from all sides in Spain or Europe to Santiago de Compostela, which houses the tomb of the apostle. During the Middle Ages were a very popular way to go then falling into oblivion. Today has once again retaken and is now booming, welcoming thousands of pilgrims each year.
  • The Pilgrimage Museum is a monographic museum that shows the importance of the cult of Santiago and the development that took from the High Middle Ages, the pilgrimage routes to his grave. It is divided into eight rooms where, through images, objects and documents, illustrates the visitor about the origins of the cult of St James, starting and growing phenomenon of pilgrimages.

Eating in Santiago

  • Restaurante Dos Reis is a fancy restaurant, located in the interior of the Parador de los Reyes Católicos. With an exclusive atmosphere, here you can taste products market premium. Although his specialty is seafood and rice dishes, the menu features regional dishes.
  • Alameda is located in the city center and is open daily. Note that has its own nursery and a cozy terrace in summer is used. His specialties are seafood, pork with turnip greens, octopus á feira and delicious homemade desserts.
  • Tarta de Santiago is the traditional Galician cuisine but originally from Santiago de Compostela. Can now be purchased at almost all bakeries in the towns and areas through which the road passes and in Galicia, especially during the month of July and first week of August, since July 25 is St. James. Its main ingredients are almonds, sugar and eggs.
  • We can go for tapas or Abrigadoiro, El Gato Negro or La Bodeguilla de San Roque. Also As Duas de Sepre, better known as "As Duas," where you can taste original tapas while enjoying some of the concerts and storytellers who work there.

Going out in Santiago

In Atlantic Pub you will find a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, and is the meeting place for Galician actors Luis Tosar or Miguel Delira. If you prefer Celtic and folk music, Casa das Creches is the place where you can even find live performances on the bottom, which has a capacity for 50 people. Some interesting pubs are the Pub Modus Vivendi, old stables, or Momo Pub, which is a street inside. There is also La Reixa, for the most modern and Camaleato the forefront alternative. Malas Pecoras offers unique decor and great music, while MIUDO it’s a little bar, perfect for long nights of chatting with friends.
For the partiers are La Radio, local with electronic music and RUTA, two-floors nightclub (pop-rock and electro) and only after with music.

Public transport in Santiago

It has 24 bus lines serving the city and surrounding areas. In addition it also has a metropolitan transportation system with its bedroom communities, funded by the Junta de Galicia.

Santiago Airport, better known as Lavacolla Airport is located outside and is connected to the city of Santiago through the A54 motorway. The bus is one of the choices available to the Santiago airport, with services from 6.50 am to 23.30, all coming from the bus station in Santiago and the street Teixeiro Doutor, located in the heart of the city.

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