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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, also called the Way of Saint James. Being the capital of the Galician region in northwestern Spain, its everyday life is modern and chic. Awarded as a UNESCO world heritage city in 1985, Santiago de Compostela is an historical gem surrounded by lush nature.


Population Approximately 100,000
Currency Euro (EUR) €1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Business hours are usually from Mon-Sat 9.30/10am-8/9pm with a lunch break between 1/2pm-4.30/7pm. Some shops do not close at midday and others, mainly in the city centre, are also open on some Sundays and public holidays during the sales or the Christmas season. Bars, cafés and restaurants are open most of the day with many restaurants still serving food after midnight.
Newspapers 7 Días
El Correo Gallego
La Voz de Galicia
El Pais
Emergency numbers Emergency: 112
Police: 091
Ambulace: 061
Tourist information Turismo de Santiago Head Office - Incolsa
Rúa do Vilar, 63, Santiago de Compostela
+34 981 555 129
Open all year. Winter: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm. Sat, Sun, Holidays: 9am-2pm and 4pm-7pm. Easter and high season: every day from 9am-9pm