Beautiful and world famous
The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela with its lavish exterior façade and artful sculptures is arguably the city’s most impressive and best-known edifice. The shrine of James the Apostle inside the cathedral marks the end of the Way of St. James. The cobblestoned Praza do Obradoiro in front of the cathedral is the city’s main square and an excellent starting point for exploring the charming streets of the Old Town, which boasts no shortage of cafés and tapas bars.
The Mercado de Abastos is a five-minute walk from the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela: originally built in the early nineteenth century, the market complex features more than 300 stalls and is, today, one of the city’s most popular attractions. Besides savouring typical Spanish tapas, the traditional “Pulpo a la Gallega” (made of octopus, potatoes and red wine) is a delicious must-try for fans of Galician cuisine!