Santiago, a pilgrimage destination
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela is the final destination of the Way of Saint James, a route that will offer you a unique experience. You will feel a great sense of achievement as you arrive in the city with your backpack and see the towers of the Cathedral looming in the distance. If you have completed your journey by bicycle, you’ll be able to ride right into the Plaza del Obradoiro square, full of excitement and the feeling of victory. If your idea is to travel on horseback, you must notify the Local Police in advance so that they will let you ride up to the Cathedral.
After seeing fascinating landscapes and meeting lots of wonderful people on the way, no doubt you’ll want to share with them the experience of entering the Cathedral, attending the pilgrim’s mass at 12 noon and embracing the statue of St James, as is the tradition. To round off a perfect journey, why not take a stroll through the old town? It is teeming with churches, restaurants and all kinds of shops where you can buy a memento of your unforgettable journey.