Santiago de Compostela trip
Going on a Santiago de Compostela trip will have you visiting one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, and also one with one of the most outlandish creation stories ever. Legend says that the corpse of Saint James – Santiago Apostol – was transported there from the Holy Land in a stone boat, after his execution in Jerusalem in 44 AD. But the story doesn’t end there seeing as how eight centuries later, the grave is supposedly rediscovered by a religious hermit after being guided by a star – hence the ‘compostela’ – and then the Asturian king Alfonso II shows up to erect a church above the remains.
That’s quite the story you have to admit, but regardless of how true it is or isn’t, what is clear and easy to see is that while the city is pretty old, it has only improved with its age from the aesthetics point of view thanks to the many architectural additions throughout the centuries.
Quite possibly the first thing that you simply have to visit is the Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, located at the heart of the city, the cathedral towers above the city centre in all its moss-covered grandeur. Even through the cathedral has been pieced together over the centuries of different architectural styles, that is actually where its beauty comes from. The mix of Romanesque with Baroque and with added Gothic flourishes creates quite a unique creation.
The city has a plethora of other religious buildings which you’ll have to take some time to visit, these are all very old and very interesting buildings that are worth your time.
The fact of the matter is that there is much more to Santiago de Compostela and its surroundings so employ our Santiago de Compostela car hire services and visit the place as well as its surroundings at your own leisure.