The city of Santiago de Compostela is a small stone treasure that no one can miss at the end of all the routes of the Camino de Santiago. Strolling through its historic centre, which has been a World Heritage Site since 1985, breathing in its pilgrim atmosphere in the beautiful Plaza del Obradoiro, savouring its gastronomic delights in the Rúa del Franco and visiting its main museums and parks are all part of what to see in Santiago de Compostela in just one day.

However, there are many places near Santiago de Compostela that are well worth visiting, whether for their natural, historical or artistic value.

If you have a car and you are curious, take pencil and paper, we are going to show you places that you can reach in just half an hour and that will complete your stay in the Galician capital.

Ponte Maceira

By merits that you will know if you visit it, it is one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Located between the municipalities of Ames and Negreira, about 15 minutes from Santiago, this is a small rural village on the banks of the river Tambre with a beautiful medieval bridge, bathing area, old mills, a pazo, the Chapel of San Blas and picturesque stone houses, which you can see on the same day you pass through Santiago.