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Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela

The capital of the region of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela is the final destination on the famous Saint James’ Way. Thousands of Camino pilgrims make the journey each year, finishing at the Cathedral in Santiago's Old Town, itself a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The city boasts a mix of the traditional and the modern, and with a vast number of restaurants and bars you will be able to sample fine Galician seafood and local wines.

Those who love visiting museums are also in luck as the fascinating Museo do Pobo Galego offers an insight into Galacian life with music, architecture and more, while the Museo de Catedral (Cathedral Museum) features an array of religious art and a section of the stone choir of Maestro Mateo. There's no shortage of museums to visit in the city, and these are two of the very best.

For a touch of home when away, the traditional instrument of the region is the Galician gaita - meaning bagpipe!

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