Galicia’s capital is also the end of the Camino de Santiago, the main European spiritual and cultural route that annually draws thousands of travellers. Thanks to this Santiago de Compostela is equipped with the most modern and efficient infrastructure to receive visitors. The city has numerous quality hotel establishments, located within walking distance of the main tourist attractions and meeting and convention centres.
Santiago has a population census of around 95,000 inhabitants, although its immediate area of influence exceeds 150,000. It is a city that is easily accessible on foot and full of attractions such as the Cathedral, the centre of a historic old town declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco; the unrepeatable Plaza del Obradoiro; or the modern Cidade da Culture of Galicia. In the last few decades some of the most renowned international architects have left their mark in Santiago, which increases its attraction, if that is possible.
It has a versatile Convention Centre and a vast network of halls and venues ready to host meetings and events, plus a network of top class hotels whose capacity currently exceeds 7,500 beds.
For over 600 years Compostela has been linked to innovation through its university, one of the oldest in Spain and the centre of attraction for researchers and specialists from all over the world. The university presence is perceived in a city with a vibrant cultural life, a wide range of activities, exhibitions, concerts and restaurants.
Distance to airports:
- Lavacolla airport (Santiago de Compostela): 15 km. / 15 min.
- Alvedro airport (A Coruña): 69 km. / 50 min.
- Vigo Peinador airport (Vigo): 90 km. / 65 min.