Destination Diaries: Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Posted By Trav


When people hear Santiago de Compostela, they invariably think of The Camino.

And if you want to know everything about walking The Camino, including how to avoid getting blisters, here’s an earlier interview I did with my twin sister Gale.

But Santiago de Compostela has much more to offer than just The Camino, including some delicious food, an amazing cathedral, and some incredible surrounding countryside.

Today, Gale is back to tell you all the best things to do, see, and eat in Santiago and the surrounding area of Galicia, including where to find the best sangria!

After listening, you’ll realize that you need to get to this remote northwest corner of Spain whether you’re planning on hiking the Camino or not!

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In This Episode:

  • Best day of the week to visit the Santiago Cathedral.
  • A classy restaurant…and an amazing value restaurant.
  • Where to stay in both the old city and right outside of it.
  • Santiago’s best sangria.
  • Amazing day trips from Santiago.
  • Where to find Celtic ruins that are only known to locals.
  • The world’s best tortilla espanola.
  • How to make sure that you get a spot at one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

and much more!

Links Discussed in This Episode:

Things to Do in Santiago

Places to Eat/Drink in Santiago

Places to stay in Santiago

Day Trips from Santiago

Places to eat and stay in Cangas

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  1. Cinetraveler says:

    Hi Trav,

    Doing my best to catch up with all of the podcasts. For some reason, this episode is not mixed. Gale is in my left ear and you are in my right ear. Figured you needed to know. Love the podcasts/website!

    1. Trav says:

      @Cinetraveler- Whoops. I just figured out the issue; I uploaded the .wav file instead of the .mp3. Changed it now, and it’s the mixed version. Thanks for the heads up! Any recommendations on guests or topics you want covered?

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