Santiago de Compostela is the highlight of any trip to Spain and worth to the trip to Galicia. The cathedral is the main attraction however the is plenty more to see and just wandering among the narrow streets of the old town is enough to make the trip worthwhile.
The city is centred around the boroque Cathedral del Apóstol which dates from the 11th century and is situated on Praza do Obradoiro in the old town.
Religion has played an important role in the city’s development and most of the other major attractions have a religious theme including several impressive monasteries and convents. However most travellers will prefer just hanging out at many of Santiago de Compostella’s fine squares and plazas.