Relax and Watch the World Go By: Our Favorite Terraces in Santiago

Terraces in Santiago don't come any more green than this one! Cafe-Jardin Costa Vella is a great place to take a break and relax in the city.

You might think that Santiago’s characteristic rainy microclimate would preclude the existence of terrace bar/restaurant/café culture. Fortunately, you’d be wrong! On those occasional sunny days that make you want to kiss the Old Town’s beautiful cobblestone streets, you’ll be delighted that Santiago’s many plazas—both nearly secret and ostentatiously grand—and abundant greenery lend themselves to some […]

Shop Like A Local: An Inside Guide to Santiago’s Best Market

At the best market in Santiago, you can find lots of fresh produce like this.

A stroll through the best market in Santiago, the Mercado de Abastos, is essential to understanding Galicia’s fishing and agriculture-based culture and is a great way to scope out the local delicacies. Located on the eastern edge of Santiago’s Old Town, the Mercado de Abastos (Rúa das Ameas) boasts eight different indoor halls filled from end […]

Get to Know Galicia: The Top 8 Things to See in Santiago

Santiago de Compostela is a city of stone streets, mouth-watering tapas and impressive views. This Galician capital receives new visitors every day, some arriving at the end of their Camino de Santiago, exhausted but exhilarated, others taking the more typical route from the airport. Regardless of where they come from, they all end up enchanted […]