The beautiful Galician city of Santiago de Compostela is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and centuries-old pilgrimage destination that doubles as a youthful university city with a vibrant nightlife and great cultural offerings.
The highlight of the city is undoubtedly its vast cathedral, a mainly Romanesque edifice with elaborate Baroque decoration. Its construction began in the mid-11th century as Santiago de Compostela catapulted to religious stardom as the final destination of the Way of Saint James, a still-existing religious pilgrimage across Spain to the purported final resting place of Saint James.
Spreading out around the cathedral is the charming Old Quarter, where winding cobbled streets lead through a stone-worked wonderland of convents, quaint old buildings, tiny shops, lovely squares and numerous fountains and statues. This old part of town, which is almost exclusively pedestrianized, is also extremely compact. The sights are all within a short stroll of each other, making exploring the area on foot both delightful and easy.
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