Santiago de Compostela is probably the world’s first tourist destination. Since the ninth century, millions of pilgrims have walked the 900-km (560-mile) long Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James, from just across the French border to Santiago, reputed to be the burial spot of the Apostle James. Major attractions in Santiago de Compostela, therefore, center around this pilgrimage destination, but there is much more than this to this northwestern Spanish city. Santiago de Compostela also has great museums, beautiful parks and magnificent medieval buildings just waiting to be photographed. Oh, the city also is known for its great food; be sure to try the pulpa a la gallega, a boiled octopus dish that is considered the Holy Grail of seafood, at least here.