The glittering jewel in Galicia’s crown, Santiago de Compostela is the region’s most visited destination. Its mythical history is key to its popularity – the discovery of St James the Apostle’s supposed tomb in 813 sealed its status as a revered place of Christian pilgrimage. Not religious? You’ll still enjoy this lovely city’s medieval beauty and rich culture.
There’s more to Santiago de Compostela than religious history and spectacular architecture. The city’s large student population gives it a lively vibe, and there’s a surprisingly happening nightlife scene. An array of interesting and scenic places nearby makes for some great day-tripping too.