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Travel articles about
Santiago de Compostela
Come for the absolution, stay for the architecture, atmosphere, and hearty
Gallegan cuisine. My 8-page guide includes travel tips, photos, and links to
The Pilgrimage Road
to Santiago book review
David M. Gitlitz and Linda Kay Davidson describe the historic pilgrimage route
to Galicia's capital, which is one of only three "holy cities" for Catholics
(along with Jerusalem and Rome).
Galician Palace Gardens
If you're traveling by car, it's easy to visit the
Pazo de Oca (the "Galician Versailles") and the nearby
Pazo Santa Cruz de Rivadulla. You
can even stay at the Pazo de Oca as an overnight guest.
Balneario de Mondariz
Galicia's most famous spa has served up therapeutic mineral waters for drinking
and soaking since 1873. Today, its facilities include a "Palace of Water" and an
18-hole golf course.