Santiago De Compostela is the capital of Galicia, the autonomous region of North West Spain. The city is a well-known destination for tourists, especially pilgrims who come to see the famous cathedral, which is part of a wider UNESCO World Heritage site. The city also offers great access to the rest of Northern Spain as well as Portugal which is close by. Car hire in Santiago De Compostela is the best way to get around the city as well as being able to travel outside the city boundaries and explore the rich Galicia region.
Santiago De Compostela's main attraction is, without a doubt, its cathedral. It is reportedly the burial place of one of Jesus' apostles, Saint James and draws many tourists and pilgrims to see it in equal measure. The cathedral is an imposing structure measuring 100 metres high and was originally designed in a Romanesque style and later had both Gothic and Baroque styles added - it was therefore constructed over several centuries. The focal point of the cathedral for the tourists is the tomb where the saint is supposedly buried however the architecture of the church and its interior sculptures are not to be missed either. Surrounding the cathedral are a number of plazas, many of which contain plazas and so offer an ideal place to rest and enjoy the atmosphere of the town. Hiring a car in Santiago De Compostela gives you the opportunity to see more of the Galicia region such as the town of A Coruña with its UNESCO World Heritage Roman lighthouse. Many tourists also take the opportunity to travel into Northern Portugal, such is its proximity to Santiago. However you decide to spend your trip here you are sure to have an enjoyable time.
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