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City break in Santiago de Compostela. Active leisure ideas for Santiago de Compostela - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Santiago de Compostela The city of Santiago de Compostela is known in the world first of all as a large pilgrim center. However the city is mostly inhabited by students. That is why the destination features a variety of entertainment establishments, shops, boutiques and large stores. One of the main attractions and entertainments among foreign guests of the city is still a tour over local shopping centers and market places. Many markets offer rather original goods for sale. The main sorts of souvenirs and gifts much thought after by foreign tourists are still the pilgrim stuff being water cans, warders and other trifles being of great use for pilgrims on the way.
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 … Open
In the historical center of the city named Zona Vella tourists will find numerous stores selling sweets and desserts being among the most popular gifts and souvenirs as well. The suburbs of the city locate an ancient ceramics factory which goods are sold in the Sargadelos, being a specialized shop. The ceramics of local production feature not only nice look and design but the highest quality as well.
The historical center of the city is known for a number of jewelry stores located on its territory too. To hunt some brand clothes tourists are recommended to set to a new part of the city being the Zona Nova. Apart from supermarkets and brand boutiques the area hosts two large shopping centers being the Área Central and the Fontiñas stores. The first one is a typical shopping center with plenty of stores, boutiques of various trends as well as cozy restaurants. Another one is an ultramodern supermarket with a huge choice of goods. Several times per week the central square of the historical center of the city hosts a local market named the Mercado de Abastos de Santiago offering a vast assortment of fresh foods and ethnic treats. Copyright
Santiago de Compostela is a city of the World pilgrimage. This is the so called third center of Christianity. Pilgrims from different parts of the world try to cross France in order to get … Open
The city of Santiago de Compostela offers as well several day spa centers being perfect places to visit for those tourists wishing to improve their health during a vacation. Spa treatments admirers should necessarily pay a visit to the A Quinta da Auga center offering a wide range of beauty and massage treatments. The center presents as well a range of exclusive procedures and healing programs for its guests. The resort city of Santiago de Compostela invites its guests to visit attractive nightlife establishments. Numerous local bars serve customers from the early morning.
Camino de Santiago - Camino Portugues A popular night club of the city is the Malas Pecoras featuring original design of its hall and a variety of entertainment programs meeting each taste and fancy. Jazz fans should necessarily visit the Dado Dada bar which apart from live music offers its guests a good choice of speciality cocktails. The Meia bar invites large companies of mates to enjoy comfortable rest. The bar treats its regular visitors with astonishing entertainment programs and a rich choice of drinks and cocktails.
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
Santiago de Compostela can also present its guests with excellent escape clubs. One of the best centers of this kind is The Paradox Room, which gives you two well-decorated rooms to choose from. The center is unique in the fact that it offers participants a duel version of escape quests – they will be able to compete in solving all the presented problems with another team. For this, visitors are given the same 60 minutes – as in standard mode. Among other escape quests centers located in the capital of Galicia that are worth visiting, Gallaecia Fugit and Alkatraz deserve to be highlighted – entertainment here will give you nothing short of positive emotions.
Casa del Cabildo_fachada_despues For those who want to spend time as actively as possible, a visit to a climbing wall called Indoorwall is an adequate recommendation. Ordering an equestrian tour in either the Caminos Galicia or the Club Hipica La Lagunita equestrian center, tourists will be able to get an experience that is both wonderful and at the same time great. Those who are worried about being able to sit firmly on the saddle should be at ease: high-quality horseback riding training is provided before embarking on actual horseback riding. For golf enthusiasts, there is no better place to have a swell time than the golf center, Club De Golf Val De Rois. This is especially true since there are wonderful green spaces around the playing field.
The city of Santiago de Compostela locates a religious landmark of global significance attracting pilgrims from all over the world being the Cathedral which has been for many centuries a … Open
Santiago de Compostela also houses several beautiful theaters where you can become more closely acquainted with the local culture. The best among them is the theater, Tuna de Derecho de Santiago. Those who wish to watch any newly released movie will be delighted to visit the most popular movie theaters in the city – Numax or Cines Compostela. In addition to the fact that you can have a great rest that suits your fancy while enjoying the company of friends and drinking alcoholic beverages in the bars of the Spanish city, you can find among such bars, establishments playing live music that perfectly complement your leisure. That said you should definitely visit the bars Borriquita de Belem and Dado Dada Jazz Club.
Santiago de Compostela The KilomEATers culinary studio is another place visited by tourists who want to learn more about the culture of locals through the gastronomic component. You can taste local dishes and learn how to cook in Galician style right here. Other things travelers will find interesting in Santiago de Compostela are picturesque parks where they can take a pleasant walk or ride bikes, that way enjoying the sights. It is worth mentioning that the green areas of the city considered to be the best are San Domingos de Bonaval Park and Parque de la Alameda. The surroundings of the capital of Galicia are almost beyond imagination, making them excellent places for a promenade.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Santiago de Compostela and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Santiago de Compostela

Café Derby
Where: Rúa das Orfas 29, Santiago de Compostela; Telephone: +34 981 539 797;
A Conga
Where: Rúa da Conga 8, Santiago de Compostela; Telephone: +34 981 583 407;
La Borriquita De Belén
Where: San Paio 22, Santiago de Compostela;
O Curruncho
Where: Entremuros 12, Santiago de Compostela;
O Galo D’ouro
Where: Rúa da Conga 14, Santiago de Compostela;
Casa Das Crechas
Where: Via Sacra 3, Santiago de Compostela;
Where: Rúa Virxe da Cerca 23, Santiago de Compostela;
Where: Praza de Abastos, Santiago de Compostela;
Pub Ondas
Where: San Miguel 3, Santiago de Compostela;
Where: Rúa Alfredo Brañas 8, Santiago de Compostela;
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Santiago de Compostela
♥   Natural Park 'Complexo Dunar de Corrubedo e Lagoas de Carregal e Vixán' , 53.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Cova dels Vells' , 53.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Fragas do Eume' , 70 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Monte Aloia' , 90.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Peneda-Gerês' , 118.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Santiago de Compostela
♥   Water park 'Aquapark de Cerceda' Cerceda, La Coruña, 33.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Santiago de Compostela
♥   Restaurant 'Ghalpón Abastos' Santiago de Compostela. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Pedro Roca' Santiago de Compostela. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Don Quijote' Santiago de Compostela. Type - Galician. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'A Tafona' Santiago de Compostela. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Manso' Santiago de Compostela. Type - Traditional cuisine. 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Guide to your best city break in Santiago de Compostela - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Santiago de Compostela - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Santiago de Compostela?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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