Tips during the way

Once in Santiago

Discover every step that you need to follow when you have finished your adventure.

You can enter in the Plaza del Obradoiro square with your bike or horse but you need some licences.

If you are travelling with support car you have to know that it can also get there just by letting it know to the local police a few days in advance. The support car can enter on the Old Town to take the bikes with no problem.

If you get there horseback you have to tell it to the police at least two days before arriving, so they can indicate you which streets you can use for it. Once you arrive at the cathedral you have a set time to enjoy the views with your horse. Then you should leave your horse in the set place.

We have a specialized team in Santiago. If you want to hire a personal guided tour you can do it at our office located in Rúa Nova 7, next to the cathedral.

You can also book this service on our webpage or just with a phone call.

Once you arrive at Santiago you can leave your bike in our left-luggage office located in Rúa Nova 7, we will pack it and send it to your home for an economical price.

For further information you can visit our Services section.

Once you arrive at Santiago de Compostela the first thing that you have to do is enjoy the cathedral and reflect about that you have to do is enjoy the cathedraland reflect about your journey, take as much time as you need. Then, you can come to our offices to have a shower and relax. Then,

The next day you can go to the pilgrim’s office Sometimes there are queues you must be patient.

Once you get la Compostela you can ask to be named during the pilgrim’s mass on a brief way. his is possible if you register yourself before 11:00 am. We recommend you do it the day after the arrival

you can go to the pilgrim’s office early (at 9:00 am) and ask for it. You have to take into account that there could be a long queue; you have to be patient.

It takes place every day at 12:00 pm for all pilgrims that arrive at Santiago de Compostela. Most people think that they use Botafumeiro in all this masses

but the truth is that they don’t use it. It is used only during Holy Year and also on special dates. But you can ask them to do it and pay it. It costs approximately 300 euros.

From June 2016 we have a pilgrim’s costumer service located in Rúa nova 7,

where you can leave your things, and have a shower, wash your clothes,

or get information about the city. For more te ofrecemos un servicio de consigna de mochilas situado a escasos 100 metros de la Catedral. Además, te cuidaremos tu mochila o equipaje hasta 24 horas por tan sólo 3€, mientras visitas libremente los rincones de Santiago de Compostela.

Santiago de Compostela es una ciudad muy bien comunicada con el exterior. Cuenta con una estación de autobuses, de tren, un aeropuerto y por carretera comunica con la AP-9, trazado de autopista que une las principales ciudades gallegas y que enlaza con otras vías de gran afluencia como por ejemplo la A-6.

Dependiendo de cuál sea tu procedencia, se adaptará mejor el tren, el bus o mismo el avión. Cada peregrino tendrá que valorar qué opción es la más adecuada dependiendo de su localidad de origen. Los medios de transporte más habituales son el avión y el tren.

Tanto la estación de autobuses como la de tren se encuentran en el centro de la ciudad, por lo que facilita mucho el traslado. En lo referente al aeropuerto, se encuentra en las afueras, a unos diez kilómetros del centro de la ciudad, pero existe una empresa de autobuses (Freire) que une el corazón de Santiago de Compostela con el Aeropuerto de Lavacolla.

Por último añadir que algunas aerolíneas ofrecen descuentos especiales a aquellos peregrinos que acrediten con la Compostela u otro documento expedido en la Oficina del Peregrino, que han realizado el Camino de Santiago.

Para información más detallada con respecto a las principales formas de acceder a la capital gallega y como despedirse de ella dirígete al apartado de Cómo llegar.

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