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Updated: 2019-08-28

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Home - Journeys - Portugal - Lisbon, Spain, France 2019 - Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Market hall.

Market hall.





We slept very well at Hotel A Quinta Da Auga Relais & Châteaux in Santiago de Compostela; we wake up at half past eight.
It really isn't a holiday weather, it's raining.
But the breakfast, it is very busy at 10 am, is very good. There is a wide choice of cheese, sausage, bread, juices and fruit. And the coffee is again very good.

After breakfast we decide to take a taxi to the center of Santiago. We don't know the way and walking in the rain is not fun either. The hotel arranges a taxi that arrives within five minutes. The ride to the center costs 12 Eur, because it is very busy en route.

We stop at the Mercado de Abastos de Santiago. The market is fun, lots of fish, meat and vegetables, all in two large covered halls. A small part consists of restaurants, where it is very busy.

Then we walk towards the cathedral, it is busy in Santiago de Compostela. The cathedral is a bit disappointing, very large, but also very busy. Because of the crowds we do not go inside.

We walk a bit through the center, Santiago seems like a nice city. We have a drink in a cafe and walk further.
We end up in a street full of restaurants, it is very busy in the street. The 'eetstraatje' in Apeldoorn can learn something from that.
We sit down at Restaurante Carpe Diem El Puerto. Here too it is very busy, and we want to order tapas. But that is not possible, we can only order food from the regular menu and preferably not a la carte. We just do that, we have five dishes together. They are put on the table almost simultaneously, it is a lot of food on a very small table. The waiter, he seems to be doing it alone, is extremely busy and he can't handle it all.
The dishes are edible, and with that everything has been said.
When we walk down to pay the bill, there are dirty dishes and dishes everywhere, apparently there is not enough staff to do the dishes.
The food is not cheap, 69 euros for the food, a bottle of wine and two glasses of beer.

We walk through a park, the Parque da Alameda, and it is pretty beautiful. Everywhere there are very special trees. And it keeps raining.

With a taxi we go back to our hotel, it now costs less than 7 euros.
We sit in our room for a while, and then sit in the hotel bar. It keeps raining.

Link: Hotel A Quinta Da Auga Relais & Châteaux.
Link: Mercado de Abastos de Santiago.

Written on: 2019-08-08


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