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Santiago de Compostela

Preparing your trip to Santiago de Compostela: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Santiago de Compostela 1. Tourists may join numerous organized tours to the neighboring cities during a vacation in Santiago de Compostela: Salamanca, Madrid, Barcelona, Siviglia and many other cities are on the list. Duration of a trip to one of the neighboring cities will vary and may last from 6 to 9 hours. A cost of a trip will be about 40 Euro. The ALSA center located at the bus station provides precise information on current tours and costs of trips.
2. A historical center of the city should better be cruised on foot as remarkable landmarks and sites are located there just at every turn. Tourists visiting the city of Santiago de Compostela for the first time should necessarily get a city map as it will help to escape various embarrassing situations and will add comfort to the process of city exploration.
3. A central part of the city is cruised by numerous buses running in rather short intervals of 20 minutes. Bus tickets should be bought in advance in special stalls. A cost of a ticket will not exceed 2 Euro.
4. Tourists limited in time are advised to make a trip by a special excursion train starting from the Praza do Obradoiro station which is located next to the same name square. The route of the train runs though the most beautiful and remarkable spots of the city. A cost of a trip by the excursion train will be about 5 Euro meanwhile children under 12 years old may enjoy a trip at a cost of 3 Euro only.
5. The building of the City Hall hosts a central tourist information office providing foreign guests with leaflets containing the list and descriptions of local landmarks. Tourists will also have a chance to specify the schedule of cultural events held in the city during their visit. The office also books excursions and tours offering sufficient discounts for groups of tourists. Copyright
6. To hunt some memorable gifts tourists are recommended to set to the historical district of the city which accumulates a vast choice of gift shops featuring attractive pricing policy.
7. Local restaurants, cafes and other eating establishments welcome tips for good service. The amount of tips should equal 10% of a quoted sum on the bill. Some eating establishments include service fee in the total sum. In this case a waiter should also be rewarded with a small amount of cash as well.
Tourists will find more than two hundreds of restaurants, bars and cafes meeting every taste and fancy in Santiago de Compostela. The O Curro da Parra restaurant invites city guests to enjoy … Open
8. Renting a car is a recommended service for those tourists visiting the city with a big company of mates and planning to explore the suburbs of the destination. To rent a car one will need a standard set of documents including international driving license, a credit card and a document of identification. Clients under 21 years old may be denied in service rendering.
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What to visit being in Santiago de Compostela - unique sights

Santiago de Compostela

From the series “The most interesting UNESCO sites in Spain”
Several ancient monasteries are also preserved in the city. San Martin Pinario deserves special attention. It was founded in the 16th century. The monastery occupies a magnificent building. The School of Theology has been working here for the last few years. The hotel for pilgrims is open in the monastery in the summer. Absolutely everyone can spend a few days in it. The ancient monastery of Santo Domingo de Bonaval is also of great historical value. A gorgeous park with an area of 37 000 square meters surrounds it. … Read further

Tower of Hercules

From the series “The most interesting UNESCO sites in Spain”
It remained in disrepair for more than a hundred years afterward. Residents had an interest in the old lighthouse only by the beginning of the 15th century. The city of La Coruna had the status of a major port during this period. It needed a powerful lighthouse for the regulation of Maritime navigation. The lighthouse owes its current name to a beautiful legend. According to it, Hercules fought the giant Geryon on the rocky peninsula for three days. … Read further

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