Hike Pilgrimage into Santiago de Compostela (5 & 10 Km)
Discover Galician Nature together with a visit to one of the main Pilgrimage destination in the world.
Merge into Pilgrimage
Main destination in Europe.
Level 3: Active - good mobility needed
Appropriate clothing (knees must be covered) and comfortable walking shoes.
Though this is the part of the Way to be made after ending the full route to Santiago; nowadays is one of the most beautiful paths to walk into Santiago. Other parts of the French Way takes you into Santiago along new roads and modern buildings. Once you arrive at the start point, you will face 5 km of walking through paths along the forest, a mount and rivers. You will enjoy a way in the nature with end at the Cathedral in Santiago.
Once at The Cathedral your guide will provide some information of the monument and then you will have some free time to rest or to visit the inside of the Cathedral on your own.On arrival, guides will make us a full description of the Obradoiro Square where stands the Cathedral. the Townhall. the Pazo (Palace of Saint Jerome and the Hotel of the Reyes Catolicos. This last building built as a Hospital for pilgrims during the reign of the Catholic kings in the XV century, today is one of the most beautiful hotels in its class you can find.
Your guided outside visit of the Cathedral will be at the Obradoiro square, we find the front west baroque façade of the Cathedra of the 18th century, with the representation of Apostle Santiago as a pilgrim, also a representation of the urn where the remains of the Apostle appeared. North side is plaza de Azabacheria where the former union of Jet used to work, we wil find the neoclassic façade. South is the square of Platerias (silversmiths in the middle ages work at this place) and it’s the only façade of the cathedral Romanesque style. Finally visit the Square of La Quintana where you will find the Holy Door. Step inside the temple with your guide for a full visit of one of the most important Catholic sanctuaries and the burial place of the Apostle Saint James the Greater, patron saint of Spain and Christian martyr.
Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing (knees must be covered) and comfortable walking shoes.
Walking information: 5km of walking over uneven paths, possible mud if raining, slippery. Cobblestone in Santiago.
Wheelchair accessible: No.
Language: English, French, Italian, German, Russian and Spanish.