Santiago de Compostela was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985: 'Because it is an extraordinary group of monuments grouped around the tomb of Santiago O Maior, and destined for all the routes of the greatest pilgrimage of Christianity between the eleventh and eighteenth centuries, Santiago de Compostela is undoubtedly one of the most indisputable patrimonial assets of Humanity.But Santiago de Compostela is also a European Capital of Culture, and was awarded in recognition of its cultural dynamism and its work of cultural diffusion throughout history. World Heritage City and goal of the Way of Santiago, in addition to European City of Culture, Santiago de Compostela is a privileged destination for cultural tourism.To these reasons it must be added that it is also the capital of Galicia, a magical country where the Romans placed the end of the world, and for that reason the best exponent of a unique culture: the Galician culture.
When we get to Santiago de Compostela we stop at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela for photos and if you want to visit its interior. It is a cathedral in Romanesque style, belonging to the Archdiocese of the same name. Built between the years of 1075 and 1128, during the Christian Reconquest in the time of the Crusades, it is situated in the historical center of the city. In front it has Praça do Obradoiro, is the main and most famous of the city of Santiago de Compostela, capital of Galicia. In it stand out emblematic buildings such as the Paço de Raxoi, the Hostel of the Catholic Kings and the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela itself.You will stroll through the streets of Santiago de Compostela at your own pace, visiting its crafts and feel the special atmosphere that exists in Santiago de Compostela.From Return to Portugal, pass through Valencia do Minho. Valença do Minho is a historic town in the north of Portugal, the seat of a municipality, located right on the border with Spain, separated by the Minho River. Dominated by the fortress of two towers and double wall, from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, there are still vestiges of the previous walls. Visit to the city and its streets visiting the Statue S. Teotónio considered the first Portuguese saint, probably born in Ganfei, Valença do Minho, in the diocese of Viana do Castelo, around the year 1082.