Tourist Information

WELCOME TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA!

The Old Town of Santiago de Compostela has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, thanks to its architectural beauty, its outstanding conservation and the destination of a millenary pilgrimage route that emerged in the 9th century: The Way of St. James. Every year, thousands of pilgrims from all over the world live this experience of the road on foot, by bicycle, or even on horse, bringing together in the city different cultures, thoughts and beliefs.

Santiago de Compostela is city of stone located between the green forests of the Spanish Northwest and the nearby Galician estuaries (rías). It is the most cosmopolitan city in Galicia, with numerous popular celebrations, annual music festivals, cinema and theatre and a multitude of exhibitions. Thanks to its University, founded more than 500 years ago, and which receives more than 25,000 students, nearly a hundred annual cultural events are scheduled.

Santiago, the capital of Galicia, symbolizes all the tradition and gastronomic treasures of a cuisine admired for the high quality of its ingredients, thanks to the sea and the land. That is why gastronomy is undoubtedly one of the main attractions of this city, from the most traditional to the most innovative.

 

 

What to do in Santiago de Compostela?

Links of interest:

www.spain.info/es/que-quieres/ciudades-pueblos/grandes-ciudades/santiago_de_compostela.html

Turismo de Galicia

www.santiagoturismo.com    

www.quehacerensantiago.com

vivecamino.com/en/guide-to-santiago/history-of-the-ancient-city/

www.catedraldesantiago.es 

www.archicompostela.org 

www.peregrinossantiago.es

 

How to arrive from the airport

By bus

From Santiago Airport to town: To arrive from the airport to the town centre there is a specific bus with departures every half hour from 07.00 to 01.00 h.

From Santiago to Airport: there are buses from 06.00 to 00.00 h, with a frequency of half an hour.

Bus Stopts at: Santiago (Praza de Galicia), Santiago (Rúa da Rosa, 8), Santiago (Estación de Ferrocarril/Railway Station), Santiago (Estación de Autobuses/Bus Station), Santiago (Capilla San Lázaro), Santiago (Palacio de Congresos), Santiago Airport (Terminal Building). 

 

By taxi

Estimated cost: Taxi Airport-Town: €21 (fixed rate)