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.
Silverwork is part of the Compostelan cultural identity. In the past, silversmiths sold their pieces under Platerías Square's colonnade. Today, there are still a lot of craftspeople who work with silver and jet, the most typical stone, here. You can find exclusive rings, bracelets or earrings in the silver shops located around the cathedral. Take home a highly original souvenir.
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).
Get to know Galicia through its educational evolution. In MUPEGA you can travel to the rural schools of the past, meet the most innovative local teachers, read ancient textbooks and play with the same toys that children of past centuries did, as well as explore modern-day classroom technology. An interesting walk through the past, present and future, and entrance is free (107 San Lazaro, santiagoturismo.com).
If you're in Santiago on a Sunday, take a car or the train to Padrón, a 30-minute trip. This village has one of the biggest outdoor markets in Galicia, with 600 stands selling fruit, vegetables, clothing, household items and lots more. It's like a department store on the street. And when you finish shopping, don't return to Santiago without eating a portion of "polbo á feira", or "fair-style octopus". spain.info
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