Date: 29th July 2019
Travelled: 79 kilometres from A Coruña to Santiago de Compostela both in the Province of Galicia
Visited: Santiago de Compostela
Stayed: Street parking with USC, blue meter parking but free overnight, no services. N42.87670, W08.55599
Budget: 50 days @ €89 per day
We wake to sunshine again this morning but there is a strong breeze and its a little cool. The beach bar down the road was playing load music till mid-night, so Pam told me, but I slept through it.
After a coffee we go for a walk around the headland. Lovely views over the ocean, but we can see several squalls moving quickly as well,10 minutes later we are taking shelter under a bus stop as the rain belts down. It only lasts a few minutes but we head back to the Hymer before the next one comes past.
We are soon on our way to Santiago de Compostela via the N550. It takes an extra 30 minutes, but a little more scenic than the motorway we hope. Santiago is the ancient pilgrimage centre of Spain and ranks amongst the most beautiful cities in Spain according to our guide books.
Map of Santiago de Compostela, the icon on our parking spot.
There is a very expensive paid aire in Santiago, but we will try for a free spot first. We do a shop at the Lidl on our way into the city before making our way to the University. Our data base recommends street parking in the USC, it’s a pay and display arrangement, but only a few hundred metres to the old town.
We get lucky and find a spot long enough for the Hymer. There are several other motorhomes in the surrounding streets. The are no houses here, just tree lined avenues with various facility buildings scattered about. No one turns an eye to us and we are sitting nicely in the shade.
Santiago has been a fabulous experience, and it’s easy to walk. Lots of picturesque buildings and open spaces and tired Pilgrims sitting in corners. Santiago is also famous for its tapas and seafood. As the Hymer is happy enough parked under the trees we decide on a night out. The hardest thing finding your Tapas Bar amongst the many on offer.
The food and wine a delight, the BBQ scallops my personal favourite. All up €37 including 3 rounds of drinks, A$60 a bargain.
Michael and Pam