Way of St. James Route II

The Way of St. James has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and as a Cultural Route by the European Council. With this route you can visit the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, which legend states is where the tomb of Santiago el Mayor is found

Day 1
Departure. Sunday.
Our pilgrimage to the tomb of the apostle along the Way of St. James, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a European Cultural Itinerary by the Council of Europe, starts in the south of the Rías Baixas, in the historic town of Baiona, where the arrival of the caravel La Pinta on 1 March 1493 announced the news of the discovery of America. Protected from the open sea by a beautiful bay is the peninsula of Monterreal, where the Parador awaits you within the walled fortress. A paradise for enjoying fish and seafood. From there you can enjoy dreamy sunsets while, in the distance, the Cíes Islands invite you to visit their cliffs, beaches and dunes, their marine ecosystems and their unexplored paths. Within the walled enclosure is the Royal Yacht Club of Baiona from where you can go sailing and enjoy some nautical tourism. Do not leave Baiona without taking a tour of Monte do Boi and the Serra da Groba, from where the Rías Baixas look like a simple and colourful watercolour, without watching the sunset at Cabo Silleiro, without visiting the Virgen da Roca viewpoint or without strolling through the splendid old town and its promenade.
Days 2 and 3
Monday and Tuesday.
Crossing estuaries and estuaries - on the way stop for a visit to Vigo for a stroll through the Old Town and a few oysters at the A Pedra market - we reach Pontevedra. Here, in the elegant and well-kept old quarter stands the Renaissance palace that houses the Parador. The Basilica of Santa María la Mayor, a jewel of Gothic architecture, and the Church of the Pilgrim Virgin, a chapel with a scallop-shaped floor plan, are of interest. The Museum of Pontevedra is also worth a visit, with its collection from five noble families. A few kilometres from the city, the Rías Baixas open up to the Atlantic. Here you can enjoy fantastic sunsets in places like the island of La Toja, urban beaches like Silgar in Sanxenxo, or immense golden sands like A Lanzada. You should also visit nearby villages such as El Crove and Combarro, with their picturesque century-old granaries. In February and March, the Camellia Route takes place, passing through the different monasteries and manor houses in the area.
Day 4
Santiago is a world heritage site and offers visitors countless places to visit. The Plaza del Obradoiro square with its beautify Cathedral, the Plaza de la Universidad Square, its streets where you can people watch the daily lives of locals, palaces and churches and museums such as the Cathedral Museum, the Museum of Galician People and the CGAC Galician Centre for Contemporary Art. You'll fall in love with this city.
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