Things you can do in Santiago

The Cathedral

Pilgrim Mass in the Cathedral at 12 noon

Pilgrim Prayers in the Cathedral in the evenings (May – October).

The Cathedral is full of wonderful art, especially the Pórtico de la Gloria sculptures, take time to appreciate all it has to offer.  You can book various tours of its treasures and even a tour of the roof, please see

The Pilgrim Office

This is where you apply for your compostela or certificado. They also offer left luggage and bicycle storage facilities.

Camino Companions – found upstairs in the English language welcome room.  They offer a facility for those who want to debrief, process and reflect on their camino over a tea or coffee.  They also hold two group sessions a day (except Sunday) at 10am and 2:30pm outside the chapel downstairs.

The City

There is plenty to see and do in the city of Santiago. The Pilgrim Office particularly recommends the Route of Routes, a new path which visits all the historic entry points of the camino routes into the city, see Camino de Santiago – A Pilgrim’s Guide to Santiago de Compostela by Johnnie Walker. This includes twenty recommendations for places to visit in Santiago de Compostela, including the Cathedral and other noteworthy churches, and a range of museums focusing on pilgrimage, Galician life and culture, and contemporary art.  Available in our online shop and as a Kindle ebook

Santiago Tourist Office Website

Continue walking….

For those with the time and energy, a further journey to Finisterre (89 km) and then onto Muxía (a further 29 km) may allow time to absorb the camino experience.  Please see our Santiago to Finisterre/Muxia page for an overview of this route.  There are also several bus trips there a day from Santiago.


Confraternity of Saint James,
27 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NY, United Kingdom.
Tel: (+44) (0)20 7928 9988
Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered no. 4096721 — UK Registered Charity no. 1091140
Founded in 1983 to promote the pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela

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