Santiago de Compostela, congress town



Santiago de Compostela is a monumental city, centred on the tomb of St. James the Greater, which has been shaped through the centuries. The result is an extraordinary, harmonious architectural site that has been declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO. Considered one of Christendom’s three spiritual centres, along with Rome and Jerusalem, the city has been a religious pilgrimage destination since the Middle Ages. This phenomenon gave rise to the Way of St. James and, according to many experts, the idea of Europe.