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.
The Church of Sar is Santiago's very own Tower of Pisa. It's the most ancient Roman building in the city and its main attraction is the incline of its interior walls and pillars. Although it's not close to the city centre, it's worth a visit. Just check first to make sure it's open (Plaza de la Colegiata de Sar, santiagoturismo.com).
Still searching for your true vocation? Then pay a visit to the "Science Tree", located in the San Geronimo building, just next to the famous Obradoiro Square. Traditionally, students came to it to decide their future. You have to stand with your back to the tree, extend your arm and grab a branch. The university discipline contained on it will tell you your destiny!
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!