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Santiago de Compostela

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St. James’ Way, Santiago de Compostela hosts thousands of travelers each year, fostering an eccentric, bohemian vibe that blends with the city’s historical charm. The old city center is a popular site to visit year-round as it features an attractive combination of Baroque, Romanesque, and Gothic architecture dating back to medieval times. The city is said to never sleep, boasting a significant university population that makes for a vibrant nightlife. Customize your holiday with our Spain trip itinerary planner to create an adventure that suits you.
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Where to stay in Santiago de Compostela

Lodging in the city's old district is the most scenic option. Some hotels even offer rooms in renovated historical buildings near the cathedral. Consider a stay in Monte do Gozo, a small town just outside the city that offers 2,000 beds to weary pilgrims.
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