Visit Santiago in one day

One day in Santiago

 Información obtenida de la web de santiagoturismo.com.


First, you go over the Old Town Streets and Squares, and then visit the Cathedral. To guide you in this task, there are oficial guides and maps of the city at the tourist offices. They suggest you a route and show you where are the most important monuments, -apply for a detailed leaflet- it provides you detailed information about the previous route- rent an audioguide or have a guided tour.There,  at the Cathedral you can visit the roof of the Catedral, where you can see the roofs of the city an the monumental character of Santiago de Compostela.


You can enjoy the Galician plates, which are light and quick, and in this way you can benefit from the afternoon.

The typical dishes are: octopus, pastry snacks, razor shells, mussels, cockles, sardines or “zorza”, shoulder or pork, meat and or course, Padrón peppers, always served with Galician wines and Santiago’s cake for dessert.

If you prefer more elaborated dishes, remember you can’t leave Galicia without tasting its fresh sea products at the tradicional preparation: fish in “caldeirada” or in garlic sauce, and steamed or grill shellfish.


Early in the afternoon, go to CdC (Galician Cultural Town) and you can appreciate a wonderful architecture designed by Peter Eisenman (from New York). Besides, you can enjoy temporary exhibitions.

Go back  to the Old Town, and after going shopping, we suggest you a walk  and visit the 2 main parks and gardens: Saint Domingos de Bonabal and Alameda, where you can enjoy the Old Town panoramic views.

Saint Domingos de Bonabal has got two main interesting museums. It is advisable to visit first this one due to the museums timetable. In Saint Domingos de Bonabal is the main Galician ethnographic museum (Museo do Pobo Galego), located in the rooms of the old convent, with a beautiful gothic church and a triple baroque spiral stairs, an architectural ensemble worthy of a genius: Domingo de Andrade.

In Bonabal it is also the CGAC-Galician Contemporary Art Centre- designed by the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza.

Both museums have in common The Saint Domingos de Bonaval park, which takes up the conventual farm. Exquisitely restored by the same architect, it provides you unique perspectives of the Old Town.

In the central park of Alameda, the most stately and beloved of the city, there are several monuments, among them two churches, and moreover, it is the exceptional viewpoint of the historic area, from here you can get the best pictures of the Cathedral, specially at night, before having dinner.


Haute Cuisine at the restaurants of the new Galician cuisine of the city. Some of them are design work, with an exceptional spatial quality, based on the combination of the latest interior design trends, with the timeless atmosphere that irradiates from the wall granite.


It is unthinkable not experience Santiago at night. An advice for the first evening event: a quiet drink in some of the classic pubs of the city,  of course.


Visit Santiago without losing any detail

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