If you are one of the pilgrims who complete the arduous Camino de Santiago across northern Spain, your destination is the historic Catedral de Santiago de Compostela.
The cathedral has towered over the city of the same name since its completion in the 13th century. It's said to be the burial place of St. James and is one of only three churches built over the tomb of an apostle. The interior features statues and carvings of St. James, an ornately decorated altar and supposedly a piece of the True Cross.
Not to be missed is the huge swinging botafumeiro, which dispenses incense on special occasions and during mass.Places nearby:
Mercado de Abastos: The 300-year old market of Santiago de Compostela 0 km / 0 mi
Roman Walls at Lugo: The Best Preserved In Europe 101 km / 63 mi
Guimaraes Castle: A Symbol of Portugal's Birth 161 km / 100 mi
Los Templarios Castle: Activities throughout the Year 163 km / 101 mi
Cafe Majestic: Belle Epoque Dining At Its Best 192 km / 119 mi