My A to Z Travel Challenge – S is for Santiago de Compestela, Spain – 🇪🇸

Santiago de Compestela

After leaving Ribadesella we drove onto Santiago de Compestela, a city that many people end up in after walking the Camino de Santiago route. One of the images that is stuck in my head was the amount of people sitting on the steps of the cathedral with knee bandages! We were only staying for one night here as my hubby wanted to see the burial site of St. James.

St. James’ remains are reputedly buried within the grounds of the cathedral, which was consecrated in 1211.

The small town is easily seen in one day and very interesting. There are wonderful alleys to wander up and little shops to browse in. We always buy something from every place we visit, a t-shirt, tea towel or some useful kitchen utensil. We both bought t-shirts this time from a small boutique.

Monastery of San Martiño Pinario
Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
Looking up at the cathedral ceiling

Church of María Salomé, Santiago de Compostela,
Built in honour of the Apostle St. James´ mother

That concludes our mini trip to Santiago de Compostela. It was great to spend some time here exploring and glad we made this part of our Spanish road trip.


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