Eating

Central Santiago is packed with eateries and there are good options for most palates and budgets, from cheap menú del día places (see www.santiagomenus.es) to gastronomic fusion. Busy Rúa do Franco is almost end-to-end restaurants and bars, but the most enticing options are scattered elsewhere.

Don't leave without trying a tarta de Santiago, the city's famed almond cake.