ROUTE OF THE WAY OF SAINT JAMES I (7 Nights / 8 Days)

Start Date :
Rooms :
Guest per room : Adults :    Children :
Rate Type :    
 
During 2010, a Holy Year, pilgrims may get the Jubilee. To get it, one of the prerequisites is to visit the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, in which -according to tradition- the tomb of Saint James the Elder is. The Saint James Way has been declared by the UNESCO World Heritage and by the Council of Europe "European Cultural Itinerary".
Night 1,2 : Parador de Leon
Some of the most prestigious architects and sculptors in the country and neighboring France worked on the carved façade, cloister, church and magnificent choir stalls. Its thick walls bore witness to important episodes in our history: they hosted the order’s chapter meetings, served as a place of confinement for such illustrious figures as writer Francisco Quevedo, and witnessed tragic periods, including...

Night 3,4 : Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo
The pilgrimage route to Compostela stops for a brief rest in Villafranca del Bierzo, offering a small taste of what lies ahead in the Galician capital. Santiago Church; the famous Los Tejedores (Weavers) neighborhood; La Anunciada, a building constructed atop the ruins of an old pilgrim hospital; and the collegiate church are just some of the important sights for visitors.Outside town, nature offers...

Night 5 : Parador de Pontevedra
You won't want to leave without taking a walk through the well-preserved old quarter of Pontevedra, most of which has been pedestrianized. Visit Santa María la Mayor Basilica, a jewel of Gothic architecture, and La Virgen Peregrina Church, a chapel with a scallop-shaped floor plan and beautiful night lighting. Other highlights include Pontevedra Museum, whose collection is held in five different locations...

Night 6 : Parador de Cambados
Cambados is the perfect size to tour on foot, without the distances being too long or the need to rush. It is like an open-air museum. The beauty of the place will bring you to a halt with each step: it is one of the most spectacular showcases for mansions and stately homes in Galicia. Fefiñáns Square has a spectacular charm. It is formed by the mansion of the same name, an arch-bridge, a keep watchtower...

Night 7 : Parador de Santiago de Compostela
The hotel was built as a royal hospital in 1499 to accommodate pilgrims traveling to Santiago. Today, it continues to invite visitors to enjoy a city that is as universal as it is fascinating. Inside this Parador Museum, considered the oldest hotel in the world, you will discover four beautiful cloisters, elegant rooms, spectacular guest rooms and a luxurious dining room that offers fish and meat prepared...