Santiago de Compostela
The famous final destination of the Way of St James is Santiago de Compostela, where the pilgrims come together at the Cathedral after walking parts or the whole pilgrimage route. Pilgrimage is not the only reason to visit Santiago de Compostela, as it has many more appealing aspects to see. It is a gateway to the region of Galicia, with high devotion in good food, especially meals with seafood and beef. Furthermore it is a very festive city, with many celebrations all year round, showing their culture and traditions. Last but not least the nature around the city is beautiful and clearly awakens interest in the rest of Galicia.
Galicia’s coastline expands to a moderate amount of 1660 km, including the small islands close by, such as Arousa Island. The region is relatively hilly, with mountains up to 2000m high and the oceanic climate creates beautiful nature, as well as best conditions for extensive farming activities, which is the origin of most of the region’s income besides shipbuilding and fishing and last but not least tourism. The coastline is dazzling with breathtaking cliffs all along the seashore, sprinkled with charming little seaside towns like Combarro.