Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela

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Santiago de Compostela

Head to one of the most beautiful coastal regions of northern Spain.

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SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTEL

From 19/09/2022 to 28/10/2022

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5 good reasons to go to Santiago de Compostela

A bustling, vibrant city
A bustling, vibrant city
The paved streets are bustling with thousands of visitors, students and pilgrims from all around the world. The city boasts an impressive offering of events and festivities. You’re bound to hear the sound of bagpipes!
A green and little-known region
A green and little-known region
Galicia forms one of Spain’s two Atlantic regions. It enjoys an oceanic climate which produces its lush greenery. It is also a lowly-populated area. Explore its natural parks and the charming monasteries hidden in the heart of the forest.
Explore the magnificent coastline
Explore the magnificent coastline
Dramatically shaped by deep estuaries known as Rias, the Galician coast is spectacularly beautiful. Its breathtaking cliffs, heavenly bays and lighthouses overlooking the Atlantic are an unforgettable sight. There are also some great spots for surfers.
Set off on Saint James’ Way
Set off on Saint James’ Way
This pilgrims’ way is renowned for its intense spiritual experience and unique hiking trails. The new direct route will take you there in an instant; why not venture back along the trail?
Feast on fish and seafood
Feast on fish and seafood
With such an impressive coastline, seafood has pride of place in Galicia. Scallops are a must, but the locals are also experts in octopus, bream, slipper lobster and, more surprisingly, barnacles!

To see / do

Culture and history

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

Its gigantic size impresses travellers and pilgrims alike. Despite its Baroque-style architecture, it actually dates mainly from the Middle Ages. Enter this sacred site and discover the hidden treasures that leave no-one indifferent.

Praza do Obradoiro

Praza do Obradoiro

This is the main square of Santiago de Compostela and the final destination for pilgrims. Arriving is an emotional moment for those who have gone to so much effort to get here. You’ll witness many outbursts of joy, tears and embraces. And what a backdrop! The buildings surrounding the square are particularly beautiful.

City of Culture of Galicia

You can’t miss this bold architectural ensemble on your way from the airport to the city. Designed by the architect Peter Eisenman, it took more than a decade and hundreds of millions of euros to build just four of the initially planned buildings. You’ll find a library, an auditorium, a conference & exhibition centre and the Gaiás museum, which houses temporary exhibitions.

Outings

Alameda Park

Alameda Park

This delightful park lies on a hill in the heart of the city. It is divided into three areas which were once reserved for different social classes. It offers some outstanding views of Santiago’s rooftops and cathedral. This is the ideal spot to relax or listen to some music near the bandstand.

Mercado de Abastos

Mercado de Abastos

This is Santiago’s main market and a hotspot for all food lovers. You’ll find the finest produce Galicia has to offer here, along with eateries and a great atmosphere.

A Coruña

A Coruña

An excursion to this charming harbour town which supplies the whole region with sea produce is a must. It is overlooked by the famous Tower of Hercules, which is believed to be the world’s oldest lighthouse still in service. It was built by the Romans in the 1st and 2nd centuries.

 

Cape Finisterre

Cape Finisterre

This region resembles Brittany. It also has its Finistère. A rocky cape naturally dominated by a lighthouse, and which was long believed to be the end of known land. Its legend has been shaped by its wild seas, unspoilt beaches and shipwrecks.

 

Gastronomy

Pimientos de Padrón

Pimientos de Padrón

These small green peppers are a classic Spanish tapas offering. They are served grilled with a pinch of salt. While they are generally mild in taste, a pepper that lacked water can be quite hot! Grown in Galicia, these peppers have a registered designation of origin.

Tortilla de patatas

Tortilla de patatas

The soil of Galicia is particularly suited to growing potatoes and the locals are experts in tortillas. A filling and nourishing omelette with a perfect texture. A convivial dish that’s simple to share.

Tarta de Santiago

Tarta de Santiago

This cake made from almond powder, sugar and eggs is the emblematic dessert of Galicia. It is flavoured simply with cinnamon and lemon, and dusted with powdered sugar in the shape of the Saint James cross.

 

Practical information

Flight duration

1h

Time difference

0h

Currency

Euro

Distance

673 km

Average temperature

Spring

15°C (max : 23°C)

Summer

25°C (max : 29°C)

Autumn

11°C (max : 18°C)

Winter

5°C (max : 10°C)

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* All the information on this page is provided for information purposes only. Changes to the programme, flight offers and schedules may be made at any time and without notice. Check with airlines or travel agencies for more information.

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