To experience the magic and mystery of this World Heritage Site, as the fog and drizzle wrap the city's ancient monuments and turn them into an enchanted setting where religion and art dominate.
To stand in the Plaza del Obradoiro, jostled by pilgrims, and admire the magnificent monuments around you, including the Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos and the Cathedral, one of the most beautiful in the world.
To wonder at the Cathedral's Obradoiro façade, a marvel of baroque art that is depicted on the Spanish one, two and five cent coins.
To discover, beyond the Obradoiro façade, the Portico de la Gloria, a masterwork of medieval iconography, and trace out the narratives told in its carved stone sculptures.
To witness, at certain Masses, the swaying motion of the botafumeiro - the metal thurible, weighing around 50 kilos - as it is swung on a system of pulleys by a group of monks.
To soak up the student atmosphere due to one of the oldest universities in the world - the city university dates back 500 years.
To stroll around the streets and squares, stopping off on your exploration of this authentic mediaeval labyrinth to visit a local tavern or two and sample the local Galician seafood and octopus specialities.
To discover, integrated alongside the mediaeval and renaissance masterpieces, the signature architecture of the names at the forefront of modern urban planning