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Santiago's Entertainment Guide

Music

31/08/2018
20:30 | Plaza de Platerías
The Federación Galega de Bandas de Música Populares, in agreement with the Axencia Turismo de Galicia, launch the 2018 edition of the concert cycle "Música no Camiño".  The concerts will be performed by various Galician Misc Bands in Praza das...
26/09/2018
20:00 | Hotel NH Collection Santiago de Compostela *****
noitiNHas MUSIC is a new series of concerts in the Galician capital that unites music with gastronomy. The roof of the NH Collection Santiago Hotel will offer free monthly performances by some of the most outstanding bands from the independent Galician, national and international music...
13/10/2018
The original idea of placing grand pianos in central areas of different cities, so that whoever wants to sit down and play them, was promoted by the Maria Canals International Music Competition a few years ago, and was first extended to Madrid in 2012 with the support of the Jesús...
Free
19/10/2018
20:00 | Hotel NH Collection Santiago de Compostela *****
noitiNHas MUSIC is a new series of concerts in the Galician capital that unites music with gastronomy. The roof of the NH Collection Santiago Hotel will offer free monthly performances by some of the most outstanding bands from the independent Galician, national and international music...

Dance

31/08/2018
Parque de la Alameda
Every Friday in July and August, and inspired by the "Glorieta de Belgrano" in Buenos Aires, Santiago de Compostela also dances Tango in the open air during the summer.
03/09/2018 - 08/09/2018
This festival searchs for the dynamization and promotion of contemporary dance, offering for a week various activities around the dance: Training workshops, talks with dance professionals and small and medium format shows in Cloisters and Open Spaces of Compostela.

Theatre

29/08/2018
19:30 | Plaza de la Quintana
The Cultura no Camiño programme is developing its sixth edition with the involvement of 103 town halls located along the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago de Compostela routes to display an interesting billboard through which our scenic and musical production goes out to meet Galician...

Gastronomy

27/09/2018 - 30/09/2018
Parque de la Alameda
Rilla na rúa is a family event that will incorporate 12 food trucks with different gastronomic offerings and will be located in the Alameda compostelana. During the four days that Rilla na rúa lasts, the public will be able to enjoy the best street food, and diverse musical and...

Shows

23/08/2018 - 29/08/2018
Every afternoon we can enjoy street circus performances in the squares of the Quintana, Toural, Platerías and in the Alameda. You can consult schedules and specific actions in the attached program.
08/09/2018
12:45 | Plaza del Obradoiro
Over 400 participants from the carnivals declared Event of Tourist Interest from: Xinzo de Limia, Verín, Laza, Viana do Bolo, Manzaneda, Maceda, Vilariño de Conso, Cobres and Xenerais do Ulla; and the guests of this year, the Volantes from Chantada, the ...
29/08/2019
19:30 | Praza da Quintana
'Oyun' has toured many stages in various countries with Federico Manini, which comes from the world of architecture and art, disciplines that he studied for several years in different universities. The show won numerous awards, including the 2nd Prize Circasa Off 2018 (Seville), and the Prizes...

For children

27/08/2018 - 31/08/2018
11:30
Open activities organized by Xandobela to play, know,  discover, share, and, finally, to recover the street as play space and meeting for children.
06/09/2018
18:00 | Parque de San Domingos de Bonaval
Rodarirrodari (Contos do tranvía) is a show of storytelling, puppets and live musical accompaniment in which, by means of the traditional stories of Gianni Rodari and with the tramway of Marín as the means of transport of the show, we will start from the domestication of an...
16/09/2018
17:30
The Club Hípico de Santiago organizes a approach session to the world of horses through music, with the collaboration of the Allegro school.
29/07/2019 - 30/08/2019
11:30
Open activities organized by Xandobela to play, know,  discover, share, and, finally, to recover the street as play space and meeting for children.

Fairs

12/10/2018 - 14/10/2018
Plaza de Cervantes
The Compostela Monumental Association organises the Pilgrim's Fair, to make the monumental area more dynamic on low-intensity dates for shops and restaurants, and to provide the neighbourhood's residents with festive days full of activities for everyone.  During the three days...
01/12/2018 - 05/01/2019
Crafts, design and activities for all audiences in Carreira do Conde.
28/04/2019 - 05/05/2019
Parque de la Alameda
Annual fair that is held in the city’s most emblematic park, where you can find bargains in a great variety of publications, including books about Santiago and Galicia. Numerous activities, which vary from day to day, are held in connection with the book fair. At the Book Fair there...

Literature

12/09/2018
20:00
Slam Poetry is a competition in which each participant has 3 minutes to dramatize his poem and the jury is chosen from the audience by drawing lots.

Educational events

07/09/2019
18:00 | Parque de la Alameda
Discover the city in virtual reality by playing Ingress in the first "Ingress First Saturday". +Info

Celebrations

15/09/2018
Plaza de la Quintana
The 15 cities that make up Spain's Group of World Heritage Cities are celebrating their 25th anniversary with Heritage Night, an event that pays tribute, under this name, to the cultures and languages of all the Group's cities, which also represent the diversity and richness of our country....
13/12/2018 - 06/01/2019
Christmas arrives in Compostela with a programme full of activities included in the attached publication. The ice rink and the Carreira do Conde market are joined by the Bosque dos Xogos in the Praza do Obradoiro, which this year has slides, tunnels and popular games for children and the...
16/02/2019
19:00
The parish of Castiñeiriño in Santiago de Compostela celebrates its traditional carnival with the so-called Xenerais da Ulla perfomance.
23/02/2019
19:00
The parish of Marrozos in Santiago de Compostela celebrates its traditional carnival with the so-called Xenerais da Ulla perfomance.
24/02/2019
19:00
The parish of Angrois in Santiago de Compostela celebrates its traditional carnival with the so-called Xenerais da Ulla perfomance.
02/03/2019
18:30
The parish of Aríns in Santiago de Compostela celebrates on march 2 its traditional carnival with the so-called Xenerais da Ulla perfomance..

Sport

30/08/2018
19:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The USC Sport Foundation gives us this summer the opportunity to discover the heritage of Compostela in a healthy way. It will be through the 'Camiño ao Gaiás' routes, which will connect the old town of the Galician capital with the Cidade da Cultura.  After touring...
06/09/2018
19:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The USC Sport Foundation gives us this summer the opportunity to discover the heritage of Compostela in a healthy way. It will be through the 'Camiño ao Gaiás' routes, which will connect the old town of the Galician capital with the Cidade da Cultura.  After touring...
13/09/2018
19:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The USC Sport Foundation gives us this summer the opportunity to discover the heritage of Compostela in a healthy way. It will be through the 'Camiño ao Gaiás' routes, which will connect the old town of the Galician capital with the Cidade da Cultura.  After touring...
28/09/2018 - 29/09/2018
'A Festa do Deporte' is a recreational and popular sporting event open to the participation of all families, with activities that aim to bring together the great diversity of options offered by our city and that make Compostela a great sports village; A city that bets on the healthy...
28/10/2018
10:00 | Avenida de Xoán XXIII
The Popular Pedestrian Race of Santiago celebrates its 41st edition. On Xoán XXIII Avenue, the start will be given to this classic race that will run through the city until finishing at Praza do Obradoiro.
30/11/2018 - 27/01/2019
Parque de la Alameda
The ice skating rink returns to the Alameda de Compostela like every Christmas to delight young and old alike. + info

Fiestas

21/09/2018 - 22/09/2018
Praza Roxa
The Ensanche festivities are now in their fourth edition, after having been promoted for the first time in 2015 to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the construction of the Casas de Ramírez. Two days of celebration with music, popular games, workshops, a chess tournament, the draw of...
21/06/2019 - 24/06/2019
The neighbourhoods of Compostela join in the celebration of the San Xoán festivities, offering a wide range of activities for everyone.
21/06/2019 - 23/06/2019
Plaza de Mazarelos
While St. John’s Bonfire Night is taking place, Santiago hosts a festival, for the fourth year in a row, with a artisan market and a program  with a wide range of activities and workshops to highlight the Galician traditions of this time of year, marked by the summer solstice. 

Summer in the city

01/08/2019 - 07/08/2019
Every afternoon we can enjoy street circus performances in the squares of Quintana, Toural, Platerías and in the Alameda. 

Guided visits

20/10/2018
11:00 | CIAC: Centro de Interpretación Ambiental de Compostela
Our city has a natural environment that stands out, as in the case of Brañas del Sar for its ecological value. We will accompany the water in its route from the Brañas to the river Sar knowing and recognizing its natural values, its traditional uses and other curiosities...
06/07/2019 - 08/09/2019
22:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Gaiás complex hosts astronomical observation sessions, in which you can enjoy the stars and the architecture of the complex at the same time.Through telescopes and binoculars, and following the technical explanations of monitors, you can observe the moon, planets, double stars,...

Announces

01/09/2018
22:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Astronomical observation sessions are open to the general public (prior subscription) in order to learn how to see the moon, stars, constellations… This is an initiative promoted by the City of Culture and the Astronomical Observatory Ramon Maria Aller.
08/09/2018
22:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Astronomical observation sessions are open to the general public (prior subscription) in order to learn how to see the moon, stars, constellations… This is an initiative promoted by the City of Culture and the Astronomical Observatory Ramon Maria Aller.
15/09/2018
22:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Astronomical observation sessions are open to the general public (prior subscription) in order to learn how to see the moon, stars, constellations… This is an initiative promoted by the City of Culture and the Astronomical Observatory Ramon Maria Aller.

Cultural centres

11/09/2018 - 15/09/2018
CSC de Conxo
The Civic Centre of Conxo will celebrate its Cultural Week from Tuesday 11 to Saturday 15, with activities every afternoon and for different audiences. One of the most striking appointments will be on the first day, with the descent of Torrente Street in soapbox. Guided tours, popular...

Exhibitions

24/05/2018 - 21/10/2018
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
Artistic interventions in nature mark a key trend in contemporary art from the mid-twentieth century to the present day: the work of art beyond the museum's spatial framework. In this field of art's relationship with the territory, the Cidade da Cultura de Galicia wants to give greater...
01/06/2018 - 30/09/2018
Mercado de Abastos
This open-air exhibition brings together the work of 21 sculpture students from the Mestre Mateo School of Art, who for the first time show their work to the public. As a thematic thread, most of the pieces are linked to the products that can be found in the market itself.
29/09/2018 - 06/10/2018
Plaza del Obradoiro
The Praza do Obradoiro becomes a dry marina where up to 20 different traditional Galician boats will be exhibited. The boats will be oriented towards the Portico da Gloria, with all the bows directed to an escape point located in the figure of the master Mateo, in an allegory in which the...
16/11/2018 - 02/12/2018
Avenida de Xoán XXIII
This exhibition is organized by the Consorcio das Mariñas, as an activity of the Ruta do Impresionismo das Mariñas that focuses on the figure of the painter Francisco Llorens. The aim of this Route is to disseminate the work of Llorens and to make known the natural and cultural...

Religious

16/04/2019
22:30 | Convento e Iglesia de San Francisco
Tuesday, April, 16 2019: PROCESIÓN OF 'LA ORACIÓN DEL HUERTO Y PRENDIMIENTO' (THE PRAYER IN THE GARDEN AND ARREST OF JESUS)  Franciscan Brotherhood of 'La Veracruz'
17/04/2019
23:00 | Convento, Iglesia y Colegio de las Huérfanas
Wednesday, April, 17 2019: PROCESSION OF 'LOS ESTUDIANTES'  Brotherhood of 'Stmo. Cristo de la Misericordia, Nuestro Padre Jesús de la Esperanza y Nuestra Señora de los Remedios'
18/04/2019
23:30 | Convento e Iglesia de Santo Agostiño
Maundy Thursday, April, 18 2019: PROCESSION OF 'JESÚS FLAGELADO' Brotherhood of 'Nuestro Padre Jesús Flagelado'
18/04/2019
19:30 | Convento e Iglesia de San Francisco
Maundy Thursday (Thursday, April 18, 2019): PROCESSION OF 'LA ÚLTIMA CENA DEL SALVADOR' Franciscan Brotherhood of 'La Veracruz'
19/04/2019
23:00 | Iglesia de Santa María Salomé
Good Friday (Friday, April, 19 2019): PROCESSION OF 'LA VIRGEN DE LA SOLEDAD' Brotherhood: Cofradía de la Virgen de la Soledad
19/04/2019
20:00 | Iglesia y Convento de San Domingos de Bonaval
Good Friday (Friday, April, 19 2019): PROCESSION OF 'EL SANTO ENTIERRO' (BURIAL OF JESUS) Brotherhood: Cofradía Numeraria del Rosario
19/04/2019
18:00 | Iglesia da Nosa Señora da Angustia
Good Friday (Friday, April, 19 2019): PROCESSION OF 'LA QUINTA ANGUSTIA' Brotherhood of 'Nuestra Señora de la Quinta Angustia'
19/04/2019
10:30 | Iglesia de San Miguel dos Agros
Good Friday (Friday, April, 19 2019): PROCESSION OF THE HOLY ENCOUNTER Brotherhood of 'Noso Pai Xesús Nazareno e a Santísima Virxe das Dores'
20/04/2019
20:00
Holy Saturday (Saturday, April, 20 2019): PROCESSION OF 'LOS HERMANOS' Brotherhood of 'Cristo de la Unción y Nuestra Señora de la Serenidad'
21/04/2019
10:30 | Convento e Iglesia de San Francisco
Sunday, April 21, 2019: PROCESSION OF 'EL CRISTO RESUCITADO' Franciscan Brotherhood of 'La Veracruz'
28/04/2019
11:00 | Convento de clausura de Nuestra Señora de la Merced
Dominica in Albis (Sunday, April 28, 2019): PROCESSION OF 'EL CRISTO DE LA PACIENCIA'  Brotherhood of 'El Cristo de la Paciencia'

Annual

22/07/2011 - 26/07/2011
00:00
Folk music from Galicia –Celtic- and the rest of the world. Roots and tradition, innovation and experimentation come together in the city squares. Organizer: Concello de Santiago.  
17/05/2019 - 02/06/2019
Parque de la Alameda
Recent publications at bargain prices, decades- and even centuries-old books, documents about Santiago and Galicia… A good excuse for visiting one of the city’s best parks in spring.
12/10/2019 - 20/10/2019
NOTE. This information, is the expected for the year 2019. Puppeteers from several countries present their singular productions. Children’s shows, outdoor performances and evening shows. And also round tables, exhibitions and workshops… an entire range of activities related to...