Michael and Pam's Travels Our European Motorhome Adventures and other Travels

Santiago de Compostela, Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ 2019

Date: 29th July 2019

Travelled: 79 kilometres from A Coruรฑa to Santiago de Compostela both in the Province of Galicia

Visited: Santiago de Compostela

Stayed: Street parking within USC, blue meter parking but free overnight, no services. N42.87670, W08.55599

Budget: 50 days @ โ‚ฌ89 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.

Center map

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, itโ€™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.

As we leave the campus grounds we find this fine fellow guarding the entrance to the Alameda. I imagine heโ€™s telling the students to get back to the library.

Cannot remember exactly where this was, but it was a nice little plaza.

The Obradoiro facade of the Cathedral. The renovation was recently completed on this side.

The Igrexa de San Fructuosa, just looks interesting so hence the photo.

Santiago has been a fabulous experience, and itโ€™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 โ‚ฌ37 including 3 rounds of drinks, A$60 a bargain.

Michael and Pam

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