The weather has been unusually kind to us since arriving in Coruña. Almost everyone has commented on how it is normally cold and rainy at this time of year. As a result Eliza I decided to make the most of the sun and venture down to Santiago de Compostela, a near by city. Santiago is well known and loved by pilgrims – most famous for the Camino de Santiago.
Everyone I spoke to could not speak highly enough of the area and it did not disappoint!
Only 30 minutes from Coruña by train (€6 each way), the journey itself was a pleasure as you see the lush Galician landscape pass by from the ventana. A short walk through the modern town and you find yourself in an ancient city complete with cobbled streets and a grand Cathedral. Foolishly I questioned why many people walked with a stick. It quickly became apparent that they were wise… The hills here are steeply inclined and a day’s trek through the city definitely counts towards the day’s exercise! The walk is all worth it for views like these….
Eliza and I commented on how yellow the sun was. It cast a truly mystical and alluring illumination across the old city. Later I was told this was most likely a result of incendios that were set off throughout Galicia and northern Portugal. Such a shame.
In my opinion, the rustic old city of Santiago combined with A Coruña’s coast would be absolute perfection.