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Santiago's Entertainment Guide

Music

21/06/2020
Under the slogan Music for Walkers, the European Day of Music will be celebrated on Sunday 21 June. Compostela joins this celebration with a programme of open-air concerts in different styles in squares and streets throughout the day. The concerts will have a flashmob format, to avoid crowds of...
09/07/2020 - 03/09/2020
21:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Cidade da Cultura's open-air concert series adapts on this occasion to what the new normality demands of us; smaller formats reducing the capacity of assistance to enjoy this experience with the assurance that health protection and social distance measures are being complied...
16/07/2020
21:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Cidade da Cultura's open-air concert series adapts on this occasion to what the new normality demands of us; smaller formats reducing the capacity of assistance to enjoy this experience with the assurance that health protection and social distance measures are being complied...
23/07/2020
21:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Cidade da Cultura's open-air concert series adapts on this occasion to what the new normality demands of us; smaller formats reducing the capacity of assistance to enjoy this experience with the assurance that health protection and social distance measures are being complied...
06/08/2020
21:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Cidade da Cultura's open-air concert series adapts on this occasion to what the new normality demands of us; smaller formats reducing the capacity of assistance to enjoy this experience with the assurance that health protection and social distance measures are being complied...
07/08/2020
20:00 | Parque de Vista Alegre (Finca Simeón)
The Taller Atlántico Contemporáneo celebrates ten years of multidisciplinary activity in our country this year 2020, with presence in the most prestigious festivals and venues in the state. This concert is part of the celebrations of this tenth anniversary.
11/08/2020 - 15/08/2020
21:00 | Parque de San Domingos de Bonaval
The festival Feito a Man returns this year in a smaller format and a new location. From the streets of the old town it goes to the park of Bonaval, with a week of double concerts every night in thematic sessions of rock, jazz and folk.
11/08/2020
21:00 | Parque de San Domingos de Bonaval
The festival Feito a Man returns this year in a smaller format and a new location. From the streets of the old town it goes to the park of Bonaval, with a week of double concerts every night in thematic sessions of rock, jazz and folk.
13/08/2020
21:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Cidade da Cultura's open-air concert series adapts on this occasion to what the new normality demands of us; smaller formats reducing the capacity of assistance to enjoy this experience with the assurance that health protection and social distance measures are being complied...
14/08/2020 - 16/08/2020
18:00
The Compostela en Marcha cycle was created with the main objective of developing activities to revitalise, enhance and support the hotel and catering sector. The Seráns de Tardeo offer music and product tasting in different locations of the city.    
20/08/2020
21:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Cidade da Cultura's open-air concert series adapts on this occasion to what the new normality demands of us; smaller formats reducing the capacity of assistance to enjoy this experience with the assurance that health protection and social distance measures are being complied...
27/08/2020
21:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Cidade da Cultura's open-air concert series adapts on this occasion to what the new normality demands of us; smaller formats reducing the capacity of assistance to enjoy this experience with the assurance that health protection and social distance measures are being complied...
03/09/2020
21:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
The Cidade da Cultura's open-air concert series adapts on this occasion to what the new normality demands of us; smaller formats reducing the capacity of assistance to enjoy this experience with the assurance that health protection and social distance measures are being complied...

Dance

03/09/2018 - 05/09/2020
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.
03/08/2020
20:00 | Parque de San Domingos de Bonaval
The piece emerges as a need for movement research, based on the world of refugees and borders. Frontier barriers that, for centuries, we placed between worlds, countries and people. This distance, real and hypothetical, places both performers in a relationship of approach and distance, of power...
10/08/2020
20:00 | Parque de San Domingos de Bonaval
During the journey the bodies move because of the desire to be seen. The ego emerges from the sweat of the crowd. Life is a journey of bodies that desire and move. A voice says: just look. Am I what?' is the stage form that takes the need to question who they are. This question arises from a...
17/08/2020
20:00 | Parque de San Domingos de Bonaval
What if the only thing that can move with absolute awareness and control is the legs? Through researching this idea, I developed a personal quality of movement. Opp talks about duality, about the existence of antonyms, about the search for agreement to move forward; but also about many other...
11/10/2020
19:00 | Plaza de la Quintana
forest - basoa -, which hides, which covers. Magical or terrifying place. Like the forest that he wanted to cover up and make us forget a moment in history full of tragic references. A refugee camp, a concentration camp... Gurs, an place where hundreds of people gathered and died. A place close...

Theatre

01/07/2020 - 18/07/2020
Salón Teatro
Throughout the month of July, the USC develops its performing arts festival, with an extensive program that includes dance, music and theater.

Performance

01/08/2020
19:00
Interdisciplinary artist Monica Mura will walk through the streets of the historic city center wearing The New Armor, an ancient artifact rescued and updated to fight the invisible enemy of the post-Covid-19 era.  The action aims to explore the real difficulties that arise when it...

Shows

29/07/2020
21:00 | Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
04/08/2020
19:30 | Plaza de la Quintana
The Colectivo de Rúa and the Colectivo Circonove present the first Cabaré de Verán 2020, with performances for all audiences: clowning, juggling, balancing...    
06/08/2020
20:00 | Plaza de la Quintana
The drawing of life begins. You are born and find a world to discover, a world to run and turn. Time passes, the years go by, and suddenly you have no time to play. And the wind blows, the wind of chance, that tickles you, that pushes you, that brings you and takes you and maybe with good luck...
13/08/2020
20:00 | Plaza de la Quintana
Flou Papagayo is an ode to the soul and to multi-colour. A powerful and inevitable need to excavate and rediscover all the faces and nuances of this inner parrot that moves our bodies, howling to express itself unconditionally and that, without law or code, sustains our vital and scenic...
18/08/2020
20:00 | Plaza de la Quintana
Two high quality international companies join their components from Italy, France, Chile and Portugal to create this show. The show uses acrobatic performances as a mechanism to reveal how we think and how our mind is structured, in a journey towards self-knowledge.  The idea of the...
20/08/2020
20:00 | Plaza de la Quintana
El gran final aims to be a tragicomedy that bases its essence on the reunion of two clowns who had to separate many years ago due to the outbreak of a civil war. This war interrupts their last performance, just before the great final act. The conflict forces them to go their separate ways and...
27/08/2020
20:00 | Plaza de la Quintana
The new Circo Expreso show after the success of Un Día de Playa. A strong, smart, attractive and funny woman meets a stupid... man. He must do anything to be with her, and she will do anything to escape. She's a self-made woman, he's childish.  We will see how their frantic...

For children

01/07/2020 - 06/09/2020
CIPX: Centro de Interpretación dos Parques e Xardíns de Compostela
It is aimed at both children and mixed teams in which adults can accompany the child. It will begin with an explanation in which the participation of the participants will be encouraged. It will be about Belvís Park and its surroundings: historical introduction, vegetable elements,...
01/07/2020 - 06/09/2020
CIPX: Centro de Interpretación dos Parques e Xardíns de Compostela
Since prehistoric times, plants have been used to treat all kinds of illnesses due to their soothing, anaesthetic, antiseptic or vulnerary properties. Plant species were collected to be used in a series of health problems, taken as an infusion or applied as...
01/07/2020 - 06/09/2020
CIPX: Centro de Interpretación dos Parques e Xardíns de Compostela
In this activity, the attendees will be explained the many uses that plants can have. For this, a botanical itinerary will be made around Belvís Park in which the uses of plants in general will be discussed, and visitors will place cards with the symbols on their uses to identify them....
01/07/2020 - 31/07/2020
Summer arrives and with it one of the most consolidated programs in the municipal programming as it is Vive o verán. There are more than 4,500 places for 325 activities that will take place in the city's socio-cultural centres throughout the month of July.
03/08/2020 - 04/09/2020
11:45
Open activities organized by Xandobela to play, know,  discover, share, and, finally, to recover the street as play space and meeting for children.
04/08/2020
18:00 | Parque de San Domingos de Bonaval
In Bonaval Park, Storytelling Tuesdays during the month of August, as part of the activities of the Apego program.
05/08/2020
19:00
August is the month of the summer that we link more with the vacations and with amusing plans in family. And in the Cidade da Cultura you will find them with a programme that perfectly combines leisure and culture for your children.  Agosto Monicrequeiro starts on the first ...
11/08/2020
18:00 | Parque de San Domingos de Bonaval
In Bonaval Park, Storytelling Tuesdays during the month of August, as part of the activities of the Apego program.
12/08/2020
19:00
August is the month of the summer that we link more with the vacations and with amusing plans in family. And in the Cidade da Cultura you will find them with a programme that perfectly combines leisure and culture for your children.  Agosto Monicrequeiro starts on the first ...
19/08/2020
19:00
August is the month of the summer that we link more with the vacations and with amusing plans in family. And in the Cidade da Cultura you will find them with a programme that perfectly combines leisure and culture for your children.  Agosto Monicrequeiro starts on the first ...
25/08/2020
18:00 | Parque de San Domingos de Bonaval
In Bonaval Park, Storytelling Tuesdays during the month of August, as part of the activities of the Apego program.
01/09/2020
18:00 | Parque de San Domingos de Bonaval
In Bonaval Park, Storytelling Tuesdays during the month of August, as part of the activities of the Apego program.
12/09/2020
12:00 | Parque de San Domingos de Bonaval

Fairs

27/06/2020 - 12/07/2020
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.
10/10/2020 - 18/10/2020
Praza da Quintana
The Compostela Book Week is the result of collaborative work between the Santiago City Council and the Compostela Book Table. It was born last year, 2017, with the aim of meeting the demands and needs of booksellers and publishers in the Galician capital, and with the challenge of going one...
02/12/2020 - 05/01/2021
As every year, locals and visitors can do their Christmas shopping at the 70 stalls of decoration, gourmet food and crafts (jewellery, wood, ceramics, glass, leather, toys, textiles, original watering can, design ...) of the market in addition to the wide range of local shops in the ...

Festival

Free
01/08/2020 - 01/09/2020
From August 1st to September 1st, dance, circus, poetry, music, heritage and much more in the streets of Compostela.  Download the complete programme and book the invitations on the Compostela Cultura website.
24/09/2020 - 27/09/2020
Hotel NH Collection Santiago de Compostela *****
maré is a cultural, artistic, social and professional event that was (re)born in 2020 in Compostela after 15 years of experience of Cantos na Maré.  maré emerges with that same spirit of adding and sharing the values and talents of the Galician-Portuguese speaking...

Literature

05/08/2020
20:00 | Parque de la Alameda
Na distancia medran versos is the proposal of poetry of the Festival C for the month of August, which will take place in the Paseo da Ferradura of the Alameda . There we will be able to enjoy recitals of recognized voices of the Galician poetry.

Cinema

01/07/2020
22:30 | Parque de la Alameda
The Alameda de Santiago hosts an open-air film series, an activity organized by the Department of Youth.    
08/07/2020
22:30 | Parque de la Alameda
The Alameda de Santiago hosts an open-air film series, an activity organized by the Department of Youth.    
15/07/2020
22:30 | Parque de la Alameda
The Alameda de Santiago hosts an open-air film series, an activity organized by the Department of Youth.    
12/08/2020 - 13/08/2020
21:30
16/05/2021
22:00 | Salgueiriños
Maria Solinha is the new film by director Ignacio Vilar, responsible for A Esmorga. A play becomes a conversation between present and past, fiction and reality, through what did happen to Maria Solinha, a woman who lived in the village of Cangas de Morrazo during the 17th century. Among the...

Celebrations

04/12/2020 - 06/01/2021
Christmas arrives in Compostela with a programme full of activities included in the attached publication.    

Sport

26/09/2020
Monte do Gozo
Discgolf is a new sport that is played like traditional golf, changing the ball and clubs for a Frisbee®. It shares with golf the goal of completing each hole in the least number of shots. The Monte del Gozo tournament is an opportunity to get closer to this new practice, where...

Fiestas

25/06/2020
The San Pedro district celebrates its fiestas with a programme that includes numerous leisure activities for all ages and publics. To adapt to the new normality, this time there will be ephemeral performances in the neighborhood, games in the street and various virtual...
17/07/2020 - 31/07/2020
This year's Apostle's festivities bring proposals for all audiences in smaller and safer formats, giving a boost to local and nearby artists, complemented by other more renowned artists to make a program for all audiences. Circus, music, cinema and humour join the traditional events of these...
04/12/2020 - 06/01/2021
Casa da Conga
People who cross the Praza da Quintana at dusk during the Christmas season will receive a very special greeting from 8 Galician illustration professionals.    
04/12/2020 - 06/01/2021
Iglesia y Convento de San Domingos de Bonaval
In this singular Christmas 2020, Santiago Tourism promotes the illumination of the facade of the convent of San Domingos de Bonaval, which will be tinted with colour and over it will be projected coloured balloons with messages of this Christmas season.    
04/12/2020 - 06/01/2021
Colegio de San Xerome
In this singular Christmas 2020, Turismo de Santiago wants to complete the illumination of the Obradoiro square by covering the Pazo de San Xerome with architectural light using wallwashers. This way, visitors will be able to appreciate its beautiful gothic façade, presided over by the...

Guided visits

17/07/2020 - 30/09/2020
10:00 | Casa de la Troya
01/08/2020
19:30
Through various places in Compostela linked to his life, we will get to know the biography and career of Isaac Díaz Pardo, a native of Compostela and one of the most important figures in our recent history. Rua das Hortas, Obradoiro Square, the Main Theatre or the Sargadelos Gallery...
02/08/2020
12:00
Through various places in Compostela linked to his life, we will get to know the biography and career of Isaac Díaz Pardo, a native of Compostela and one of the most important figures in our recent history. Rua das Hortas, Obradoiro Square, the Main Theatre or the Sargadelos Gallery...
02/08/2020
19:30
Through various places in Compostela linked to his life, we will get to know the biography and career of Isaac Díaz Pardo, a native of Compostela and one of the most important figures in our recent history. Rua das Hortas, Obradoiro Square, the Main Theatre or the Sargadelos Gallery...
06/08/2020
19:30
Through various places in Compostela linked to his life, we will get to know the biography and career of Isaac Díaz Pardo, a native of Compostela and one of the most important figures in our recent history. Rua das Hortas, Obradoiro Square, the Main Theatre or the Sargadelos Gallery...
07/08/2020
19:30
Through various places in Compostela linked to his life, we will get to know the biography and career of Isaac Díaz Pardo, a native of Compostela and one of the most important figures in our recent history. Rua das Hortas, Obradoiro Square, the Main Theatre or the Sargadelos Gallery...
26/09/2020
12:00
Walks organised by the Cidade da Cultura
24/10/2020
12:00
Walks organised by the Cidade da Cultura
21/11/2020
12:00
Walks organised by the Cidade da Cultura

Creation

24/03/2021 - 04/04/2021
As part of the programme of O que non se escribe - conferences on contemporary creation based on sound archives- a sound walk is now available that will guide participants through different points of the city where they can find sound treasures. Each point hides a QR code to scan and listen...

Exhibitions

01/07/2020 - 01/07/2021
Compostela Photo is an Urban Festival of Photography that takes place in the urban environment of the Ensanche of Compostela within the program 'O teu Xacobeo' of the Xunta de Galicia, with a very singular exhibition format that invites the visitor to discover the works of 15 contemporary...
27/07/2020 - 16/08/2020
Parque de la Alameda
Andrade is the Galician master to whom the Galician Academy of Fine Arts dedicates the Day of the Galician Arts 2020, for the diffusion of his figure and artistic trajectory. Andrade is one of the first great natural architects of Galicia in the middle of the Baroque, master of the most...

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.  
12/10/2019 - 20/10/2019
NOTE. This information is 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...

Fairs

08/05/2021 - 17/05/2021
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.
25/06/2020 - 04/07/2020
From 25 to 28 June and on 4 July, the streets of Compostela will be the venue for Prima20, the City Council's commitment to reactivating local commerce and recovering the streets of Santiago for citizens in the return to a new normality. There will be five days full of activities, for which...
21/11/2020
11. Rúa do Vilar
The Galician artists Óscar Raña, Héctor Pichel, Abi Castillo, Iris Blanco and Tayone and the Argentinean Agustina Shuan will carry out artistic interventions in the shop windows of various establishments on Rúa do Vilar during the day, as part of the III Mostra de...

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