Santiago de Compostela is the ﬁnal destination of one of Europe’s most important pilgrim routes, the Way of St. James. Starting in the 10th century, millions of pilgrims have crossed the continent to reach this Holy City in the ancient “ﬁnis terrae, travelling along an increasingly popular spiritual route that created Europe.
In the 21st century, Santiago still cultivates its charm, its rich heritage, generosity and love for excellence to offer unforgettable experiences to all those coming here. We are backed by more than a thousand years’ experience in receiving and looking after our visitors.
Not many destinations can say the same..
Its small size, its simple everyday life and safety make it a friendly, charming and warm city; easy to understand and get around.
Santiago is a universal, university, research and creative city.
Its five-hundred-year-old University forms the backbone of the city’s scientific activity and is the main driving force behind Santiago de Compostela’s congress activity, along with the medical-healthcare sector.
As a meeting and congress destination, Santiago is the perfect place for holding all types of professional events.
Its international airport, which is just 15 minutes from the old town, links the city with the main Spanish and European cities.
It features a singular range of hotels with more than 3,000 rooms (2,400 in hotels with more than three stars) as well as a great variety of infrastructures for professional events, from big auditoriums to monumental and cultural venues.