Hotel Altair

Rua Loureiros, 12, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, 15704, Spain and Canary Islands | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela

Arrive in Santiago de Compostela with the Pilgrims

A travel blog entry by dhensby on Oct 05, 2013

30 photos

Well we found the rain in the north of Spain, started in Leon but our first day and a half got quite a bit in Santiago de Compostela. We arrive in the early evening in a break in the rain and walked to our hotel. It turned out to be mostly uphill. Our hotel, Hotel Altair, is a wonderful, modern renovated building. It had the old walls exposed but …

Lavacolla to Santiago

A travel blog entry by cropeterw on May 31, 2014

7 comments, 4 photos

Hi everyone, just a short note to let you know we have arrived and after almost two hours in a queue we have received our Compostellas acknowledging we have completed 775kms. We have run across a few friends and will catch up with them later in the afternoon to celebrate with a quiet drink. Will provide more later as there was some drama along the ...

The Camino

A travel blog entry by nyukwha on May 12, 2014

3 photos

... emotions you saw on the square in front of the cathedral don’t last very long. Many people walk alone for weeks on end and after the joy of having accomplished the trail they suddenly feel utterly lost in the city. We offer them coffee and listen to their stories, which they want to share in a face to face conversation."
Willem has walked the Camino five times, taking different trails every time. “Once you’ve walked ...

Aloha Pilgrims have Arrived!!

A travel blog entry by alohapilgrims on Oct 04, 2013

11 photos

... None of that mattered. We had the choice to call a taxi every time we encountered a road and yet we still walked on.

When we reached the outskirts of Santiago we noticed many of the pilgrims stopping to take a picture. As we approached closer someone was kind enough to take our picture too. Just prior to this point we had walked around the end of the airport and then back into a light forested area. When we reached the monument at the top of the hill ...

Santiago de Compostela -Pilgrims everywhere!

A travel blog entry by jtbruns on Jun 13, 2013

18 photos

... on in the cities each night, even though it is a week night and most have to get up and work the next morning. There were several bands throughout the city and we were able to stop and listen to a group.


At the end of the night, as we were heading back through the city to our hotel, we stopped once more to see the basilica in lights. It is gorgeous and the plaza had lots of people also ...

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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding