The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, North West), is placed where the “Camino de Santiago” ends
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The “Camino” is a walking tour of hundreds of kilometers from the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela the capital of the Region of Galicia. Way of Saint James or Camino de Santiago It was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during medieval times, and a pilgrimage route on which a plenary indulgence could be earned.
The Galician capital is synonymous with the Camino, an ancient pilgrimage route, born in the 9th century, that has linked the city with the rest of Europe ever since. Every year many thousands of pilgrims set out on foot, by bike, or even on horseback, to live this experience that combines adventure and spirituality. The final goal is the Cathedral in Santiago, one of the sacred cities of Christendom. This is, without a doubt, an unusual, unforgettable way to travel through Spain.
Its historic centre has been designated a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. This is not the only reason to come, however. Here you can discover the main reasons to visit Santiago.