Europe and the Mediterranean

Santiago de Compostela

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Directions

BY AIR

  • Santiago de Compostela  Airport - Lavacolla

BY LAND

Currency

euro

Where to sleep

Tourist office

  • Calle do Vilar, 63; Monumental area; tel. 981 555 129
  • Galicia Square, s/n; Praza de Galicia; tel. 981 573 990 / 981 584 400

To visit

Sights

Santiago has a unique architectural heritage. Some examples are:

  • Santiago de Compostela Cathedral (Romanesque); virtual tours: http://www.santiagoturismo.com/catedral-de-santiago
  • Xelmírez Palace (Romanesque)
  • Colegiata Santa Maria a Real do Sar (Romanesque)
  • Several Baroque and Neoclassical palaces: Vaamonde, Raxoi, Feixoo

Museums

Also…

  • The historic centre of Santiago is UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The Obradoiro Square integrates the Cathedral and other monuments and is the main center of tourism and pilgrimage
  • The city of Santiago is surrounded by vegetation. It is worth touring the riverside walk of Sar.

Do not forget

  • Santiago is a university city since the Middle Ages
  • Santiago is a city full of nightlife: cultural activities, illuminated monuments and, above all, great food (tapas, seafood, wine)
  • The Way of St. James is, in fact a road network: the primitive, the Portuguese, the Aragonese, the French, the English, Finisterre, the North, Via de la Plata and the Jacobean Route of the Sea of Arousa and River Ulla

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