Santiago de Compostela
Where the… The Way ends and begins!
For centuries it was (and still is) the place that had an incredible evocative force for all the faithful. Santiago de Compostela, the symbol of the famous Camino; the point of arrival, or departure, of the Way; the symbolic place that continues to attract millions of visitors; the place where the remains of the apostle of Jesus, James the Greater, are kept.
But Santiago is not only this. Santiago de Compostela is a city that, in addition to its charm and history, has beautiful monuments. Sites and places worth visiting. Whether you are faithful or not. Santiago is perfect to be visited even just for a weekend.
The city of the spectacular Cathedral, a World Heritage Site; but also a city with splendid squares and buildings. So what are you waiting for? Enjoy a fantastic weekend in the capital of Galiza. You really won’t regret it!
HOW TO GET
Santiago de Compostela Airport is an international airport located in the small town of Lavacolla. It is the largest airport in all of Galicia, just 16 kilometers from Santiago de Compostela; passenger traffic of over 2 million people is recorded every year!
With Line 6 operated from Tralusa you can easily reach the center (Plaza Galicia) and the train station. The bus also stops in San Marcos, San Lázaro, San Caetano, Pastoriza, San Roque, Pza. Galicia, Rúa da Rosa, Hórreo (estación).
GET TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA BY CAR
Madrid is 600 kilometers away and Lisbon just over 500. From Barcelona, the distances start to be quite challenging, over 1000 kilometers. From Rome, there are over 2200 kilometers that separate the Galician capital; after crossing the border at Ventimiglia, you travel along the entire Côte d’Azur, Provence and the South of France; beyond Bayonne, you enter Spanish territory. Basically, the main cities of the well-known Way pass through here.
The car is a solution to be taken into account only if you want to tackle a long road trip.
ON FOOT OR BY BIKE, ALONG THE WALK
There are numerous paths proposed to reach the city of San Giacomo. You just have to choose according to your needs of time, needs … It is purely subjective.