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Santiago de Compostela see also hotels in Santiago de Compostela Northern Spain.
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Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia, is a beautifully preserved medieval cathedral town and the third holiest town in Christendom (after Jerusalem and Rome). In 1993 the entire city was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in 2000 it was the European City of Culture. See also hotels world heritage cities Spain. It is home to the famous Santiago de Compostela University, which was founded in 1501

The Way of St James has been one of the most important Christian pilgrimages since medieval times and it has existed for over 1000 years. It was considered one of three pilgrimages on which all sins could be forgiven - the others being Rome and Jerusalem.


Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

Santiago is such an important pilgrimage destination as it is considered the burial site of the apostle James the Great. Legend states that St. James' remains were carried by boat from Jerusalem to northern Spain where they were buried on the site of what is now the city of Santiago de Compostela.

.Santiago de Compostela Cathedral is situated in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. The cathedral is the reputed burial-place of Saint James the Great, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ. It is the destination of the Way of St. James. There are a number of hotels near Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.

With more than five centuries of tradition, the University of Santiago de Compostela is a historic institution. Centuries of history give the University a special capacity to merge the experience, security and confidence with present and future challenges. There are a number of hotels near Santiago de Compostela university.

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