Santiago De Compostela Weekend Break

Santiago de Compostela


Included in this Weekend Break:

 – 2 nights stay in the parador ‘Hostal de los Reyes Católicos’
– Guided visit to San Martín Pinario and Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
– Seafood degustation menu
– Visit the local market with a renown chef
– Dinner degustation menu with the products bought in the market

Price: from €396  

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    About Santiago de Compostela

    Capital city of the celtic region of Galicia, where the world was said to end at times of the romans, Santiago de Compostela is an antique town, named of human heritage by UNESCO in 1985. Together with Jerusalem and Rome, Santiago is yet one of the most visited catholic sites by the pilgrims, as the place where apostol Santiago (James) was buried. Built over prehistoric settlements, Santiago was influenced by the celtic indo-european culture, the romans, and the discoverment of St. James’ tomb. Since then, the archbishop of Santiago acquired a great power of influence, represented by the popular Cathedral at the heart of the old town. Don’t fail to miss the more than 500 year old University and the San Martin Pinario monastery, now converted into guest quarters for pilgrims and curious visitors.

    Enjoy this christian sanctuary embedded on a modern growing touristic city, with a surprising gastronomic offer marked by local products of spectacular quality and a distinct white wine with the origin denomination of the celtic lands of Galicia.


    Day 1

    Arrive to Santiago de Compostela and start a remarkable weekend by being comfortably guided in an enlightening tour into the San Martin Pinario monastery, and enjoy your time around the Cathedral and the old University, all emblematic places around the square that constitutes the monumental centre.

    Relax with an unforgettable dinner at the best seafood restaurant A Barrola, at the old town, renown for its shellfish from the traditional estuary fishing that makes Galicia best known in Spain. The degustation menu varies depending on seasonality, but an example selection might include:

    Grilled lobsters
    Razor shell
    Albariño wine

    Submerge into Santiago’s delightful history by staying at the parador ‘Hostal de los Reyes Católicos’ of plateresque gothic façade, ordered to be built by King Fernando II and Queen Isabel I in 1501 as a Royal Hospital where to attend the arriving pilgrims.

    Day 2

    Meet the Acio innovative cuisine chef at 10:00 and visit with him the market to discover the taste of our local sea and land products from the hand of one of the best chefs of the city. You will choose the products to be cooked at his restaurant for dinner.

    Enjoy the rest of the day by yourselves. We can recommend places for a tapas lunch in the old town of Santigo de Compostela and monuments to visit.

    Let yourselves be treated with a delicious dinner at the Acio restaurant, at a few minutes walk from the old town where the local products bought during the morning will have been transformed into a gastronomic surprising variety of tastes, such as:

    Watermelon gazpacho slush
    Santiago cake
    Cod skin on pil-pil sauce

    Tomatoes, anchovies, and basil ice-cream
    Xarda fish on melon soup with a touch of lemon verbena grass
    Cuttlefish with boiled potatoes and Canary Island Mojo picón sauce
    Tuna with roasted tomato and Dashi broth

    Sardine rice with Padron peppers
    Red mullet with Calbresa sauce and ecológic swiss chard
    Cow from Galicia

    El Jardín Albariño wine
    Home made bread with Galician flours

    You might want to delight yourselves with a walk around the lighted old town or take delicious Spanish wines in one of the pubs, before returning to the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos.