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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Trail
“Pilgrimage destination - romanesque into gothic cathedral with a very long history. The front plaza , surrounding museums and streets in the old city are all wonderful to visit on a day trip.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Market
“Really great market. The second most visited site in Santiago after the cathedral. Get your food and have it cooked for a fee at one of the restaurants in the market ”
  • 31 locals recommend
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Taxi
“Located in Santiago, it is the biggest shopping center filled with all types of stores and restaurants. Also has movie theatre. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“Buenas vistas de la ciudad, un jardín con mucho encanto. Good view of the city, a really charming garden.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Museum
“Museum of the Galician People. The former Convent of Santo Domingo de Bonaval, situated on a hill outside the walls of the historical city, beside the road used by pilgrims to enter Compostela, now houses the Museo do Pobo Galego (Museum of the Galician People), which, by means of a wide-ranging and varied collection of pieces, provides a general view of the most representative expressions of Galicia's own culture. Its permanent rooms display different aspects of costal life, traditional trades, the country, traditional costumes and architecture. It also includes sections of Galician archaeology, painting and sculpture. Different temporary exhibitions are regularly organized on a variety of ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“The Alameda park is the most important reference point as regards Santiago residents´ walks and leisure; it is a very pleasant area, a kind of natural lounge. Its privileged location, bordering part of the old town, with a magnificent perspective of its west façade (the most monumental one), makes it the city´s main garden. It also stands out because of the variety and size of its trees and ornamental species, such as its oak grove (`carballeira´ in Galician), magnificent eucalyptus trees or the pergola with views formed by the horse chestnuts in Paseo da Ferradura. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Museum
“En las afueras de la ciudad, hay transporte publico. Lugar interesante por la arquitectura de las edificaciones diseñados por el arquitecto Eter Eisenman. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pub
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“This place is very large and has 4 different sections, one of them being an outdoors section. Normally a younger crowd but very cool”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“Bar situado a escasos metros de la catedral con mucha historia en la vida nocturna de Santiago. Tienen música en vivo casi todas las tardes en verano, con música folk de Galicia como protagonista. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Really nice park with great views of the city once you climb up to the seminary ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Opción moderna para comer y tomar una caña en un lugar privilegiado del mercado de Abastos Modern option to eat and take a beer in a privileged place of the market of Supply”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Moderno gastrobar con una cocina fusión entre japonesa y la gallega. Fusion Japanese and Galician cuisine. Modern. www.casamarcelo.net”
  • 13 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Open since 1993, and holding a stable programme since 1995, the Galician Centre of Contemporary Art is located in the limits of the Old Town in Santiago de Compostela, within a space considered magic by Galician people. With its activities CGAC aims to point out at the artistic guidelines of the last few decades. The Center has held retrospective shows of internationally acclaimed artists. The Centre aims at becoming, first and foremost, an active space. Therefore, lecture series, artist workshops, open discussion between artists and critics, a video platform programme, are part of its daily practice, and so does the information about our activities available on the Internet (www.cgac.org).”
  • 12 locals recommend
Hotel
“Café-horta Costa Vella , cafetería con una enorme huerta , maravilloso sitio para relajarse en la zona vieja de Santiago , un lugar que no defrauda Café-horta Costa Vella, cafeteria with a huge vegetable garden, wonderful place to relax in the old area of ​​Santiago, a place that does not disappoint”
  • 14 locals recommend
Museum
“Una descripción de las distintas épocas de peregrinación y los caminos para llegar a Compostela. Junto a la Catedral.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“El Modus vivendi es toda una institución en la noche santiaguesa ya que lleva desde los años setenta en marcha. Este pub siempre ha sido un referente para los universitarios que estudian en Santiago y para todo el público con buen gusto en general. The Modus vivendi is an institution in the Santiago night since it has been in operation since the seventies. This pub has always been a reference for the university students who study in Santiago and for the general public with good taste in general. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Opción moderna para comer y tomar una caña en un lugar privilegiado del mercado de Abastos Modern option to eat and take a beer in a privileged place of the market of Supply”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Moderno gastrobar con una cocina fusión entre japonesa y la gallega. Fusion Japanese and Galician cuisine. Modern. www.casamarcelo.net”
  • 13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Taberna informal con productos de calidad, especialidad calamares y algunos mariscos. Incómodo y difícil de conseguir mesa, pero auténtico.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excelente comida gallega en un local de piedra, madera y emparrado. Se recomienda no perdérselo.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Maravilloso bar , superbonito e original , con un menú muy interesante por lo diferente , especial para parejas . Wonderful bar, super cute and original, with a very interesting menu for different, special for couples”
  • 7 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“Buena calidad precio en un sitio acogedor. Cocina gallega con un toque mas moderno. Good value for money. Cozy place. Galician cuisine with a modern "touch"”
  • 8 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“Comida más selecta, también excelente calidad precio, pero menos económico. A 5 min. andando desde casa. Especialidad en tapas y raciones.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“La comida estaba bastante rica y la verdad es que la relación calidad-precio buena. Destacar que lo mejor fueron los precios de los que os puedo decir que están para chuparse los dedos”
  • 1 local recommends

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