The famous final destination of the Way of St James is Santiago de Compostela, where the pilgrims come together at the Cathedral after walking the whole or parts of the pilgrimage route. Pilgrimage though is not the only reason to visit Santiago de Compostela, as it has many more appealing aspects to see. It is a gateway to the region of Galicia, with high devotion to good food, especially meals with seafood and beef. The nature around the city is beautiful and clearly awakens interest in the rest of Galicia. Santiago de Compostela is also a very festive city, with many celebrations all year round, showing culture and traditions.

Region: Galicia

Galicia’s coastline expands to a moderate amount of 1660 km, including the small islands close by, such as Arousa Island. The region is relatively hilly, with mountains up to 2000m high, and in combination with the oceanic climate creates beautiful nature. The conditions are the best for extensive farming activities, which is the origin of most of the region’s income besides shipbuilding and fishing and last but not least tourism. The coastline is dazzling with breathtaking cliffs all along the seashore, sprinkled with charming little seaside towns like Combarro