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POSTCARD FROM SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

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PICTURE YOURSELF WITH DRINKS AT SUNSET ON THE TERRACE OF THE OLDEST HOTEL OF THE WORLD

The capital of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela was, purposely designed to receive and accommodate the thousands of pilgrims following the Road to Santiago to visit the tomb of St. James the Apostle.

A splendid historical and monumental setting, 3 nights are included in the 'Ancient Kingdoms of Spain and Portugal' tour.  Commissioned by the Catholic Monarchs in 1499 now known as the ‘Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos’ has been meticulously restored to meet the rigorous standards and understated luxury of this exceptional Parador.

One of the crown jewels of the Paradores collection this stunning hotel is ideally located in the historic district, facing the Plaza do Obradoiro and overlooking the famous cathedral and town hall – a truly unique and exclusive location. This beautiful Parador is worth enjoying at least once in a lifetime.

The hotel was built as a royal hospital in 1499 to accommodate pilgrims traveling to Santiago and was a refuge for pilgrims from all over the world, it later became a hostel in 1509. Today, it continues to invite visitors to enjoy a city that is as universal as it is fascinating. Inside this Parador Museum, considered the oldest hotel in the world, you will discover beautiful cloisters, elegant rooms, spectacular guest rooms and a luxurious dining room offering local produce prepared in the Galician style.

Discover and enjoy a free day during your 3 night stay with the charms, hustle and bustle of Abastos Market; the beautifully maintained Alameda Park boasting spectacular views of the old quarter, convent and park of San Domingos de Bonaval, home to the Pantheon of Illustrious Galicians and the green spaces around the capital extending all the way to the sea just half an hour away marking the end of the Camino ‘Way of St. James’. In addition to the cathedral and spectacular Obradoiro and Quintana squares, other highlights include Santa María A Real do Sar Collegiate Church. Together with the cathedral, the church has preserved the largest part of its original Romanesque stonework. Santiago is a magical city brimming with history and beauty where you will not only look, but you will also feel.