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New guidebook: ‘City Walk’ of Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela

Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela
Photo by Alexander Schimmeck

Visiting Santiago de Compostela (or heading there as part of your Camino)? I’ve created a detailed ‘walking tour’ guide of all the highlights of Santiago, including the major attractions and viewpoints. The full tour is a little over 5.2 km in length and would be suitable as a half or a full-day tour, depending on how long you opt to spend at each attraction. The guide includes walking directions and lots of details on each of the attractions.

You can read the guide online, as an ebook, or using our handy smartphone app:

  • Trekopedia.com: Read it online, here on Trekopedia (it’s part of our Camino de Santiago section; this link takes you directly to the guide).
  • eBook – ePub format: As an ebook you can download and read offline using most ebook readers. Includes great photos and a KML file you can optionally use with a GPS device. [16 mb]
  • eBook – PDF format: As an ebook you can download and read offline using Adobe Reader (or compatible PDF readers). Also includes photos and the KML file. [8 mb]

The ‘City Walk’ tour is also included within our TrekRight: Camino de Santiago app.

For reading before you go, either the website version or the ePub is recommended. The website is ideal for ‘looking things up’ while the ebook formats are perfect for offline use or if you simply want to ‘read’ the guide (like you would a proper book). The ePub format is best is you want to read the guide on a mobile device (like your phone or a tablet). The PDF version is best if you want to print the guide for reading as a hard-copy. The website has one big advantage, though: it gets updated the most frequently. Thus, if you are looking for reference details such as the hours an attraction is open then the website is likely to be more up-to-date.

While you are actually in Santiago, nothing beats our app since it uses the geo-location feature of your smartphone to give you location-aware functionality, includes an ‘intelligent’ compass that shows you which way to go next based on your current location, and so on. Highly recommended!

We hope you enjoy our Santiago ‘City Walk’ guide – let us know if you found it useful. Feedback on how we can make it better is always highly appreciated.