'My turning point was my pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. It was then that I, who had dedicated most of my life to penetrate the 'secrets' of the universe, realized that there are no secrets. Life is and will always be a mysteryâ€ â€“ these words belong to Paulo Coelho, whos is Brazilian novelist.
The Final Destination of Pilgrimage Route
The city of Santiago de Compostela, commonly known as Santiago, is the capital of Galicia in northwestern Spain. The city is one of the most important places in Catholicism because it is thought that St. James, one of the twelve Apostles of Christ, is buried here. The city's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of old monuments around the Cathedral and the tomb of St. James. This city is the final destination of the Medieval pilgrimage route (El Camino de Santiago) which originated in the 9th century. There are a big variety of hotels in Santiago and you can easily find the best option for you.
Modernity in Historic Places
Santiago is a relatively small city so you can reach any hotel by walking. There are some cheap hotels in Santiago de Compostela, which usually are located in the old town. For example, a budget traveler can try Hostal R Mexico which is near train station, or stay in Hostal Pazo de Agra, which is in a very nice place in old town. The travelers will find out that Santiago de Compostela hotels are modern and often suggest free Wi-fi, air-conditioned rooms, TV and other things for a nice and comfortable stay. Also you can try to find accomodation in "Monte do Gozo", which is a small town just outside of Santiago. This place can offer almost 2000 beds. Or you can find more cheap hotels by looking online.
Picturesque Lanscapes and Comfortability in a Small City
Travelers with bigger budget can choose a lot of excellent hotels in Santiago de Compostela. You can stay in luxury Hotel Dos Reis CatÃ³licos, Hotel Congreso, Hotel TRYP Santiago and a lot of more, which you can find online. These Santiago de Compostela hotels offer nice and relaxing accommodation, are usually situated in a very picturesque places, so you can enjoy amazing landscapes. The hotels in Santiago de Compostela offer rooms with modern interiors, lot of facilities and the staff is always very helpful and attentive.
Attractions Not Only for Pilgrims
The travelers, who want to know the city better, see the main sites and historical monuments, can take a little train, which goes around the city, or order a guide tour. As Santiago de Compostela is a very important city for pilgrims, there a lot of sorts of souvenirs related to "the camino": walking sticks, the typical water-bottles, and the shells that are also typical for the camino. In old town there are a lot of bars, cafes and places with nice terraces, where you can enjoy Galician wine, tapas, beer and listen to a concert.