Northern Exposure: A foodie guide to Galicia

Long known as the pilgrims’ destination on the Camino, Santiago de Compostela also has a vibrant seafood tradition, as Stephen Bourke discovers on a trip to the north-western Spanish city

30th April, 2017
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The 1,000-year-old Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

The cathedral is a thousand years old and still a building site. There are five or six priests taking confessions in parallel, and school groups clog the chapels. Power tools and the ring of masons’ chisels mix with the litany of names being read out over the PA by a nun – the names of the pilgrims who have finished the Way of St James.

The Galician capital has never strayed far from its...

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