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Our illustrated travel guide will take you to Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
 
Santiago de Compostela is the capital city of Galicia, Spain, and one of the most important places for Catholicism because it's the place where St. James is reputed to be buried.
 
With a population of 100,000, Santiago de Compostela is one of the most important cities of Galicia and it receives many thousands of visitors every year, many of them attracted to the the ancient history and its religious tradition. It was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its cathedral and old city center.
 
The University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) is one of the oldest Spanish universities and it has more than 40,000 students, making Santiago one of the centers of the university education in Spain, along with Salamanca and Granada.
 
Finding Internet access when out and about can be problematic so carry your mobile guidebook in the palm of your hand. We include a fully linked Table of Contents and internally to access context-specific information quickly and easily when offline. Many web links are included as well for additional information. 
 
Contents:
 
  Welcome To Santiago de Compostela
  Overview
    History
    Santiago de Compostela today
    Climate
  Arrivals
  Local Transportation
  Language & Dialect
  Sightseeing Highlights
    Praza do Obradoiro
    Catedral Santiago de Compostela (Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela)
    Hostal dos Reis Catolicos (Catholic Kings Hostal)
    Palacio de Raxoi (Rajoy palace)
    Colexio de San Xerome (San Jeronimo College)
    Palacio de Xelmirez (Gelmirez Palace)
    Praza da Quintana (Quintana Square)
    Praza de Praterias (Silversmith's Square)
    Monasterio de San Martino Pinario (San Martin Pinario Monastery)
    Casa da Parra (Parra House)
    Praza de Abastos (City Market)
    Museums
  Fun Activities
  Shopping Highlights 
  Dining Guide 
  Bars, Clubs & Drinking
  Accommodation Guide
  Local & Day Trips 

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