Things to do in
Santiago de Compostela

A gateway to Galicia, this famous pilgrimage site charms explorers with its culture, history, and gastronomy.

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Top sights in Santiago de Compostela

Planning Your Visit

  • Walk the pilgrims' path

    Also known as the Camino de Santiago walk, or the Way of St. James, this pilgrimage can take a couple of weeks, or even months, although many complete it in stages. Any route between St. James and Santiago de Compostela Cathedral qualifies, but some routes are more popular, so do your research and make sure you are up to the challenge. Routes are marked throughout Spain, France and Portugal and hostels dot the way, making accommodation relatively simple.

  • Getting there

    Fly into Santiago de Compostela Airport from around central Europe. Visitors from further afield may have to connect in London or Amsterdam.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    April, May, June, and September are the best months to visit, especially if you plan to walk the pilgrims' path, because they are warm and dry, and everything is open.

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What people are saying about Santiago de Compostela

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,108 reviews

This was a wonderful trip., very well organised, good quality transport with a very safe driver.Enjoyed our different stops .Our tour guide was exceptional. She was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I felt it was great value for the price.One of the best tours I've ever been on .

A phenomenal excursion, the day is used with different visits to which one is better, from the winery where the girl who guides is a charm, through the mussel madness and visit the beautiful Cambarros and the waterfall for a refreshing finale.

We really enjoyed this guided tour in Santiago de Compostela. Our guide Maria Betty provided very useful information for the history of the city and of the monuments and helped to enjoy our visit to Santiago.

We had an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and willing to adjust the focus of the tour to our interests. Thank you for making our visit to Santiago de Compostela so memorable.

Excellent was the dedication and guidance of Alberto, our guide We enjoyed life a lot