Santiago de Compostela is the final stop on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail – though you don't have to be a believer to appreciate what this city has to offer. With its elegant courtyards, Baroque squares, and Romanesque churches, the city's old town is a feast for the eyes.

    The star attraction is undoubtedly the intricate Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, a breathtakingly ornate cathedral featuring Baroque, Gothic, and Romanesque design elements. There's more to enjoy besides just architecture however. Shoppers can hunt for handicrafts, foodies can gorge on authentic Galician seafood, while culture vultures can explore museums like the Galicia Contemporary Art Center.

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      Santiago de Compostela is most renowned for housing the remains of Saint James within its grand cathedral, which attracts thousands of pilgrims traveling from France’s Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port every year. Even if you’re not religious, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela still impresses with its ornate façade, Baroque chapels, and beautiful sculptures of biblical figures. Monasteries-turned-museums...

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