The O Insight Guide Spain: Santiago de Compostela

This guide was specially prepared by the Ovation Spain DMC Team for your possible trip to Spain. Each team member has created “one day” for you, full of insights and favourite locations that will help you to feel like a local. Next stop: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA.


*This article is written by Diana Wolf, Project Director Strategic Planning of Ovation Spain DMC.



The best way to start the day in Santiago is watching the pilgrims complete the Camino de Santiago at the Obradoiro square. A visit to the Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage) is a must where you can see one of the biggest censers in the world and visit the spectacular Cathedral roof.


Santiago de Compostela



Go for a walk to the Rúa do Franco, a street full of local restaurants. Galicia is very well known for its gastronomy such as octopus, seafood, local cheeses or the best tortilla you will ever have due to the high quality of the potatoes. To finish, order the Tarta de Santiago (almond spongecake).



After a satiating lunch, go to Alameda Park, relax in its beautiful gardens and discover the ‘Two Marias’ statue which hides a true history.



“La Tacita de Juan’ (Calle del Hórreo, 31) is a great choice for dinner, traditionally yet local with mouthwatering Galician food, yummy! After this, go in the direction of the Old Town which is filled with small pubs & cocktail lounges.



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