If your heart urges to see the historical city, this is the place you should come. Located in the northwestern part of Spain, Santiago de Compostela or Santiago (the way it is popularly known nowadays) is the capital city of Galicia. According to locals, Santiago plays a significant role in Catholicism because the city houses the tomb of Saint James above which the famous Cathedral of Santiago has been built. The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James); the ancient pilgrim route stretches across many parts of Europe and ends at this tomb and stretches across Europe. In other words, the Cathedral is considered as the ‘ending point of the pilgrimage’ journey that many people had been travelling over 1000 years. So, if you wish to learn about the religious facts related to Catholicism, it is this place you should come to. Otherwise, you can always develop a friendly relation with any of the locals of Santiago to learn about its history in a detailed way. However, interacting with them will not be so difficult as most part of the city do have English speaking people, especially in the regions where the tourists visits the most.
If you are in a mood of visiting the city only to admire its beauty, come during rainy days. The stone streets and the arcaded are at their best with rain water washing its face and making it look all glistened up. Travelers who have already visited this city will agree with the fact that it is hard to capture Santiago in a bad pose. These facts must have played in making Santiago a Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Apart from the historical tour and enjoy the scenic beauty of the city, don’t forget to try out their popular food ‘ Pulpo’ (cooked octopus).
Al Tufail AssafCity: Santiago De Compostela