Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela,[a] commonly known as Santiago (/ˌsæntɪˈɑːɡoʊ/, Galician: [sanˈtjaɣo], Spanish: [sanˈtjaɣo]), is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain. The city has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great, now the city's cathedral, as destination of the Way of St. James, a leading Catholic pilgrimage route originated in the 9th century. In 1985 the city's Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Main Sights

  • Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
  • 12th century Colexiata de Santa María do Sar
  • 16th century Baroque Abbey of San Martín Pinario
  • University of Santiago de Compostela
  • Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea