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).
If you want to switch off completely, enjoy nature and take in some magnificent views, the Granxa do Xesto Park is a must. Located on the southern slope of Mount Pedroso, it's the perfect place to walk, go for a picnic or have a nice time with the family. There are three artificial lakes, a playground and a zip wire.
Take a bus or hire a car and go to Ordes, a nearby village where you will find an amazing outdoor art space. On the walls of its buildings are more than 50 large murals painted by some of the most famous street artists in the world. And, best of all, entrance is free!