Welcome to Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela has been a culture and university centre for centuries, most famous for being the end destination of a thousand-year-old pilgrim voyage: El Camino de Santiago – or the Way of Saint James. Being the capital of the Galician region in northwestern Spain, its everyday life is modern and chic. Awarded UNESCO world heritage city in 1985, Santiago de Compostela is an historical gem surrounded by lush nature and with a thousand-year-old tradition of welcoming travellers.
|Currency||Euro, €1 = 100 cents|
|Opening hours||Business hours are usually from 09.30/10.00-20.00/21.00 with a lunch break from 13.00/14.00-16.30/17.00 from Mon-Sat. Some shops do not close at midday and others, mainly in the city centre, are open on some Sundays and public holidays during the sales or the Christmas season. Bars, cafeterias and restaurants are open most of the day with many restaurants still serving food after midnight.|
Santiago 7 Días
El Correo Gallego
La Voz de Galicia
|Emergency numbers||Emergency (24hrs) - 112
Local police - 092
|Tourist information||Santiago Tourism (Incolsa) Office
Rúa do Vilar 63
Santiago de Compostela
Opening hours: every day between 09.00-21.00 in high season and between 09.00-14.00 and 16.00-19.00 in low season.
Tel: +34 981 555 129