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.
Buy Sargadelos ceramic: If you want a typical and quality souvenir from Galicia, visit the Sargadelos gallery in Santiago (Rúa Nova, 16). There you can buy one of the best Galician ceramics, originally from the 19th Century, and characterized by its geometric blue and brown designs. Choose a crockery, a figure or a piece of jewel, and bring with you a piece of Galicia.
Go to he cinema
If you are visiting Compostela in November and you love cinema, you are lucky. In this month the city hosts the festival Cine Europa, the most complete cine exhibition in Galicia, with an exclusive selection of european and independent movies. Consult the daily program in cineuropa.gal.
Feel like a true pilgrim and do a stage of the Camino de Santiago. Visit Mount Gozo, the place from which the pilgrims get first view of the towers of the Cathedral of Santiago and the starting point of the last section that leads to the doors of the cathedral.
Enjoy the sunset in Costa Vella
In Costa Vella Street is the best preserved section of the city's old Wall and one of the best places to enjoy the sunset. From this natural view point, you can see the sun hide behind San Francisco's towers and right afterwards, go for a walk through the magic Old Town.
Would you like to take a tour through the history of Galician and Spanish education? In the Pedagogical Museum of Galicia (MUPEGA) you will see recreations of nineteenth century classrooms. There are also school materials from all ages, laboratories and a collection of antique toys. For information visit http://www.edu.xunta.es/mupega/.
A picture in KM0: Do not leave Santiago without stepping in and taking a picture at kilometre zero. It is in the middle of the Obradoiro square and it symbolizes the end of all the routes of The Santiago Way. Sit on the floor, look at the surroundings and take a photo with the cathedral view behind.