Ceridwyn Writes: There can be few cities in the world as beautiful as Santiago founded on so preposterous a story, so says the Lonely Planet.
The legend of St James was the impetus for the growth of this city since 12th century. Nowadays it has all the bustle and charm of a modern European city, with the characteristic historic centre, pedestrianised, throbbing woth people all day and most of the night, and full of such a range of architectural styles that every turning is charming.
We stayed at the Mapoula Hostel on the 3rd floor of an old building. It has a lift, free wi-fi, very comfortable ensuite rooms, and is in a brilliant location, 5 minutes from the cathedral and all the historic sights, and only 2 minutes from underground parking for the car. Each morning we crossed the narrow cobbled streets and walked into a cafe for breakfast- each evening we chose a different cafe or restaurant for a meal. Read more and photos