The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is in Galicia in northwestern Spain in the Province of A Coruña. The Cathedral is well known for being the final resting place and tomb of St. James the Apostle of Jesus Christ. Also known as St. James the Greater, he is well known for heroically trekking through Spain preaching Christianity. After spreading Christianity through Spain, he was martyred and tried in Judea where his was put to death in 44 A.D. His remains were put on a boat and moved to Santiago de Compostela. His route is now called The Way of St. James or “El Camino”. For over a thousand years, millions of Pilgrim’s have followed in St. James’s footsteps on this ancient Pilgrimage trial to ultimately visit Santiago de Compostela, Cathedral and attend Pilgrim Mass there. El Camino is one of the three Pilgrimages where a Plenary Indulgence can be attained. In Medieval times, this Pilgrimage was extremely popular. In 1211 the Cathedral was completed – it is now and integral component of what makes the city of Santiago de Compostela and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is in Galicia in northwestern Spain.
Accommodations: There are many four and five-star accommodations in Santiago de Compostela
Address: Praza do Obradoiro, s/n, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain