Cheap flights to Santiago de Compostela
With its world famous cathedral and old world medieval streets, Santiago de Compostela can claim to be one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. Add to that a cuisine that is up there with the best in Europe and a countryside that rivals Ireland for its beauty and you have a city that makes for a great holiday destination.
Old hostel Casa da Troia, home to Santiago students in the late 19th century, inspired the famous novel "House of Troy" by Pérez Lugin. Take a step back in time and a walk around the same dining room where the characters used to eat and the room where the owner used to sleep (1-9 Troia Telf, santiagoturismo.com/museos/casa-da-troia).
Put on the trekking boots and take a walk to the peak of Monte Pedroso. This forest park offers the best views of the city, the cathedral and surroundings, especially at sunset. To get there, you cross the Asén Bridge in Galeras Park, go through the Casas Novas neighbourhood and up the Via Crucis path, in a trek that will take you about 40 minutes. Feeling lazy? It is also reachable by car.
Less than an hour by car or train from Santiago, don't miss A Coruña and its Tower of Hércules. The world's oldest Roman lighthouse and the only one that remains operating, it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Climb the steps inside the tower and enjoy the views from the outside terrace. Later, take a walk to the nearby sculpture park, the perfect location in which to relax and look out across the wild Atlantic Ocean. turismocoruna.com
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