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Highlights in Santiago de Compostela
- Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 1985
- Largest pilgrimage centre in Spain
- The best seafood in Europe
- Nightlife for all tastes
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Santiago de Compostela
Are you looking for rentals in Santiago de Compostela to spend a few days? If you want to do a cultural route through the main monumental attractions of the city, the holiday rentals are a great option, since most of them are in the same centre or a few minutes from the centre on foot. Whether you're travelling as a couple, with your family or with a group of friends, you'll find a wide range of accommodation with the capacity for everyone. In addition, all the rentals are equipped with the necessary comforts for you to enjoy a perfect stay: air conditioning systems, television, electrical appliances, parking, and even terrace or garden with barbecue.Chalets and rural houses perfect to disconnect
If you are looking for holiday rentals in Santiago de Compostela located in the outskirts to enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside and forget the daily worries, the best option are the rural houses. Almost all of them with terrace or garden, and some with swimming pool, fireplace and barbecue. Can you think of a better accommodation to enjoy a stay with family or friends? The best way to combine the advantages of natural surroundings with those of the urban environment, located a few kilometres away.
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The area and how to find your way around
Located in the Community of Galicia of which it is the capital, Santiago de Compostela has an excellent location within the region, practically in the geographical centre of the community. Only 62 km from Pontevedra, 65 km from La Coruña, 104 km from Orense and 115 km from Lugo. The city rises about 260 metres above sea level. It borders to the east with the Galician inland lands along which the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago advances, between fertile hills and charming popular architecture dominated by stone. To the west, only 30 kilometres separate it from the coast, where we find a landscape of calm and wild beaches, pleasure boats, fishing ports and marine legends. Faced with such a wealth of tourist attractions, who can resist booking a holiday rental in Santiago de Compostela?Mental map of the city
The territory currently occupied by the Cathedral of Santiago was inhabited between the first and fifth centuries by a Roman settlement. When the settlement disappeared, the necropolis was used as a quarry, which was in use until the 7th century. During the Middle Ages the city would develop around the tomb of the Apostle James, mainly thanks to the arrival of emigrants from nearby villages and increased as the pilgrimage progressed. However, the cathedral did not begin to be built until the end of the eleventh century. Although it declined in the 17th century, the prosperity of the cathedral chapter and the monasteries turned the city into a leading centre during the Baroque period. These stages of growth and decline are reflected in the layout of irregular streets and in its historic centre, dominated by Romanesque and Baroque, and to a lesser extent by Gothic, Renaissance and Neoclassical elements. An impressive wealth of monuments that you can enjoy if you decide to book a letting in Santiago de Compostela.
Types of travellers and activities
Santiago de Compostela is the destination of thousands of pilgrims who arrive every year both from the national territory itself and from various parts of the globe. It is an itinerary that goes back to the Middle Ages and has as its objective the veneration of the relics of the Apostle, although nowadays many people do it for their own experience of the journey. It can be done through various routes in which numerous services are offered to pilgrims, as well as at the destination itself. An experience that everyone should enjoy at least once in their life.Santiago de Compostela to travel with your family
Santiago is an ideal destination to travel with children, since the city offers numerous proposals so that both adults and children can have a great time. First of all, the cathedral itself. They will be amazed at the swaying of the botafumeiro and its smoke trail, and at the views that can be seen from the rooftops. But nature is one of the elements that children enjoy most. Take the opportunity to make an excursion at the end of Finisterre to enjoy a sunset on the beach or give a boat by the canyons of the river Sil.Santiago de Compostela for the most party-goers
Santiago has one of the most lively nightlife in Spain, which has a lot to do with its university atmosphere. In the old town you will find a great variety of restaurants, shops and bars, but it is in the new town where most of the pubs and discotheques are concentrated. With styles for all tastes. From those with 20's atmosphere to more modern ones. In any one of them you'll want to stay till dawn.
Did you know that on the walls and facades of the city's buildings you can find a collection of painted cats? Will you be able to find them?
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The temple began to be built in the year 1075 on a small pre-Romanesque church destroyed by Almanzor. Inside is the tomb of the Apostle Santiago. This is why the cathedral has been a place of pilgrimage for more than 1,000 years. If you don't have time to enter, don't worry because the façade and the Portico de la Gloria are really spectacular.2. Discover the history of Santiago de Compostela through its museums
The most important museums are the Cathedral Museum and the Pilgrimage Museum, but there are many others that are also worth a visit. One of the most recommended is the Museo del Pobo Galego, where tourists can go through the history of the community through its objects. If you are interested in art, you can also visit the Galician Museum of Contemporary Art.3. Get rid of the stress in its beautiful parks
Santiago has two large parks very close to the centre. The Alameda Park, which has two impressive viewpoints; and the Santo Domingo de Bonaval Park, from where you can get a wonderful view of the entire city. Ideal for walking, sitting down to read or even taking a nap.4. Enjoy a good seafood
Galicians can boast of having the best seafood in Europe. Restaurants make their bubbly tanks of lobsters, clams, oysters, barnacles, razors, cockles and mussels with seafood fresh from the market. The best street to give you a good feast is Rua do Franco, where you will find many establishments. If seafood is not your favourite dish, you can also enjoy a good piece of Galician veal made to stone. Of course, don't forget to accompany it with a good bottle of Albariño.