FCG – Day 7: Arzua – Santiago-8.5km

WALK: VILAMAIOR – SANTIAGO. 8.5 KM – 2.5 HOURS
CULTURAL EXPERIENCE: VISIT OLD CITY AND MASS IN SANTIAGO CATHEDRAL
DINNER: SANTIAGO
ACCOMMODATION: SANTIAGO
Today is your last day walking Camino.
We’ll travel to Vilamaior, in the Santiago surroundings, to start your walk to Santiago. We’ll go up to Monte do Gozo, a hill where you will find the monument to pilgrims.
From this point the view, with your first glimpse of the spires of Santiago Cathedral, is momentous.
You will walk down to the city fringe, through the historical streets of the old city, to arrive finally into Plaza del Obradoiro with its imposing Cathedral. It is an indelible moment that you will take away with you.
Congratulations! You made it!
If you arrive on time attend the official Pilgrim’s mass at noon, there is another at 7 pm if you miss it.
You will be indulged in an extraordinary historic Hotel for your last night of rest.

Santiago is the capital of Galicia, located close to the ocean where, due to its waters unique composition and climate, you can find some of the very best seafood in the world. Exceptionally good Lobster, Cigalas (crayfish, scampi), Mussels, Prawns, Oysters, Percebes (barnacles, a delicious ugly creature), Clamp, Scallops, Zamburiñas (small scallops), Cockles, Navajas (razors), several varieties of crab (centollas, buey, necoras,..), Calamari and  Squid
Quality of fish is unbelievable: hake, monk-fish, sea bass, turbot, sole, sardine, grouper,…
Regarding wines, the finest white wines to drink with these stunning natural products are the local Albariño, a beautifully aromatic, fruity variety.
In the evening we’ll meet at the Hotel Foyer to do a guided tour to the Old City and its monuments, then continue with our last foodie-gourmet dinner in an iconic restaurant.