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A major destination, and not one that we particularly loved. Gritty and a bit chaotic. I think you need the weight of a long journey to appreciate it, rather than just driving there. We did really enjoy sitting in the central square and watching the pilgrims arrive at the cathedral.

We did like the **Parador de SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (aka the Hostal dos Reis Católicos), and had a not great meal with lots of lovely company, hearing about the journeys most of the other people had been on. The Hostal first saw life as a Royal Hospital in 1499 to house the many pilgrims arriving in Santiago. Considered the oldest hotel in the world.  

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