La Coruna and Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela

We knew we wanted to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Santiago de Compostela. We decided to use another Ensemble On Location supplier in Spain, Made for Spain, and I must say they also did a great job for us both in La Coruna and Seville. We were met at 8:30 AM by our driver, Pepe, who took us on the 45-minute drive to Santaigo de Compestela. Arriving at the main square, we were stunned to see and hear so many pilgrims from all over the world. The singing, chanting and dancing was thrilling. Our guide took us through the spectacular Romanesque cathedral and we immediately became caught up in the service being conducted by several priests. All during our tour, more pilgrims arrived by the hundreds from different parts of the world, including the United States. Because the cathedral took many centuries to build, the cathedral has a unique gamut of architectural styles, ranging from Romanesque to Gothic and Baroque. We followed our tour with a leisurely walk to the Old Town and came upon an interesting food market, as well as a park with beautiful gardens — an unexpected treat. Pepe drove us to the city where he lives, La Coruna, and took us to the interesting Citadel, which guards the port.
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