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The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela Galiwonders
Let’s learn a bit more about the most precious jewel of the Capital City of Galicia Region: the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is the result of more than 700 years of construction. This architectonical jewel is the fruit of different styles and expansions, and continuous restorations. The Origins...
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codex calixtinus
Codex Calixtinus: a Medieval pilgrimage guide Recently, in our Camino de Santiago Test, we asked you about the Codex Calixtinus. If that was one of the questions you got wrong, do not worry, because today we are going to tell you all about this famous book! As you may already know, the Codex Calixtinus is kept in...
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Catedral de Santiago mishaps
Catedral de Santiago Mishaps: the Cathedral’s eventful history  These days, the Catedral de Santiago has been a news topic in several local and international newspapers. Unfortunately, this was for the wrong reasons. One of the statues in Praterías, the temple’s southern facade, was defaced with a blue marker. This is the most recent of a...
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camino de santiago test
How much do you know about the Camino? Take the Camino de Santiago Test Are you a Camino de Santiago expert? Do you know all there is to know about the pilgrimage? Take our Camino de Santiago test to find out! And don’t forget to tell us your score in the comments!   Do you...
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St James' Day
St James’ Day in Santiago de Compostela The 25th of July marks Santiago de Compostela’s biggest day: St James’ Day, the day in which the city honors the Apostle. It is also the National Day of Galicia, and therefore a local holiday. Are you planning to visit Santiago de Compostela during the second half of...
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visit portico da gloria romanesque
Portico da Gloria: a Romanesque jewel that we can visit once again The Portico da Gloria is not only one of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela’s most iconic elements, but it is also one of the best examples of Romanesque art in the world. Now, after 10 years of restoration works, it will be...
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San Juan
What is San Juan Night? San Juan Night is an ancient midsummer celebration that takes place in the evening of the 23rd of June. It is also known as Saint John’s Eve. The evening of San Juan is one of the shortest nights of the year, and people come together around a bonfire to celebrate the beginning...
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glamping on the camino de santiago
Glamping on the Camino de Santiago: a new way to travel? Glamping, which comes from the combination of “glamour” and “camping” is a style of traveling that mixes traditional camping with the luxuries of hotel accommodations. It is an experience that allows you to feel the pleasure of being surrounded by nature without sacrificing any...
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What to do in Santiago de Compostela Galiwonders
What to do in Santiago de Compostela (II)  Today we are bringing you the second post about what to do in Santiago de Compostela, the most popular city of Galicia region. Just like Jerusalem or Rome, Santiago stands out as a Christian Pilgrimage destination; this is where the remains of the Saint James the Apostle...
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City tourism is becoming a popular alternative in Galicia. Today we are bringing our top 5 things to do in A Coruña. A Coruña is the second most populated city in Galicia, with more than 200.000 inhabitants (the ranking is lead by Vigo, with 300.000), and it is becoming a really popular spot to visit....
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