Religion Spain is a non-denominational country in which Catholicism is the main religion, although there are also important representations of communities such as Muslims, Jews and Protestants.
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Health and medical care If visitors have any health problems in Santiago , they can go to a doctor's surgery or to the accident and emergency ward . European Union residents only have to show their European health card,... read more
Public safety Santiago de Compostela is a very safe city where you can walk about freely during the day and night. However, the following services are available should you need any help. If you have a language... read more
Driving The speed limit is 120 km/hour on motorways, 100 km/h on main roads, 90 km/hour on local roads and 50 km/hour in built-up areas, except in places where a different speed limit is indicated.
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Tourist signs Santiago de Compostela City Council has recently modernised all of the city's tourist signs with funds from the 2001-2004 Tourism Excellence Plan.
A map of the old town and of... read more
Currency The legal currency is the euro. Traveller's checks, dollars, pounds sterling and other currencies can be exchanged in all the banks or euros can be withdrawn from ATMs using a credit... read more
Shopping Spain 's extensive business hours range, from Monday to Saturday, from 9.30 or 10 am to 8 or 9 pm, with a two- or three-hour lunch break, normally from 1.30 or 2 pm to 4.30 or 5 pm. Some shops do... read more
Language There are two co-official languages in Galicia , Galician and Spanish. The names of streets and squares are in Galician, as are road signs. There are strategically located city maps in Galicia ,... read more
Time zone Santiago is in the UTC+01:00 time zone, the same as Madrid, Paris, Rome, Brussels, Berlin, Warsaw or Copenhagen.
As in most European countries, the official time varies during the year: the... read more
Public holidays In addition to traditional European holidays (New Year, Epiphany, Carnival, Holy Thursday and Good Friday, Christmas), there are also Spanish public holidays, such as March 19 th (St. Joseph's... read more