City Guide to Santiago de Compostela, Gaicia, Spain from The Opportunistic Travelers
We spent an incredible three weeks in Santiago de Compostela (and the surrounding area) in April of 2015, Known mostly for "The Camino", we found excellent activities for anyone regardless of religious affiliation. And while much of this is walking-friendly, some will be better enjoyed with a bus. Luckily, they run on a regular basis and take you just about anywhere you'd like to go in Galicia. Enjoy your travels to this incredible part of Spain!
Santiago de Compostela, Galicia In Pictures
While in Santiago de Compostela, Sheila took 256 photos of the town and a few nearby cities. Below is a sampling of some of those from the area. The full set is on Flickr.
Places To Visit In Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
Alameda Park, just west of the Cathedral, is a well-maintained public park that offers gorgeous views of Santiago. Be sure to walk through the park, about as far as you can to the wester edge. There you'll find a stunning vista of the USC -- that's University of Santiago de Compostela, not the other USC -- that's worth enjoying for several minutes, or an hour.
Noia started out as a small fishing village over one thousand years ago. Today, it's still a small fishing village, but a decent-sized city has grown up around it, with all the modern trappings you'd expect to find.
Audio Expeditions For Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
Beer probably won't make you more articulate, but it will open international doors for you.
If you worried about passing your drivers' test when you were a kid, you'll be overjoyed to learn how easy it is in Thailand. And then terrified to drive there.
There are lots of people out there telling you how to live a life of travel. But when you break it all down, it comes down to only two things.
If your impression of Europe is an expensive place to travel with crappy beer, we have a different story to tell.
During our walk about the Earth, we've encountered a fair number of street musicians. And since we've always got an audio recorder on us... we recorded some of them. This week, it's a musical interlude on our show. Enjoy the sounds of a few street musicians we've met all across Europe!
The best walk in Santiago de Compostela has nothing to do with pilgrims, and everything to do with quality craft beer.
Our first week in Galicia -- northern Spain -- was outstanding. We made plenty of friends, stumbled across a protest, and managed to find the place with quality craft beer. Surprised? No, probably not.
One Minute Memories of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
Taking a video of art is always an interesting proposition. How do you position the camera to capture the essence of the piece, yet still create your own work of art? This One Minute Memories video does just that.
This hidden little spot looks like a it's in the middle of nowhere, but it's actually nestled in the middle of a busy residential area. No can't tell it from this area, even when you pan back. Just a lovely place on a lovely day.
There are so many street musicians in Santiago de Compostela. They move around from spot to spot within the old section of town by the Cathedral. We heard hand pans, bagpipes, harps and more while we were in Santiago.