The capital of Galicia, Spain, Santiago de Compostela is most famously known as the final destination in the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) pilgrimage. According to legend, the remains of the apostle James were brought to Galicia for burial. Eight hundred years later, a shepherd who had been watching his flock at night was guided by a bright star to the burial site in Santiago de Compostela. A glorious cathedral was built on the spot where his remains were said to have been found, and it’s that cathedral that now marks the end of the pilgrimage route. In 1985, Santiago de Compostela’s old town was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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