The city of Compostela has a rich history that originates in the finding of the remains of Jesus Christ’s disciple James the Greater.

The site soon became the destination of the Way of St. James, a leading Catholic pilgrimage route originated in the 9th century, and the original shrine grew to be the city's cathedral.

In 1985 the city's Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Santiago de Compostela is, as well, a cultural capital and an example of historical, urban and environmental regeneration.

As one of the most diverse and lovely capital cities in the world, Compostela attracts thousands of visitors yearly.

That is why you can find information for visitors in English on our website.

In your hotel
When you are walking …
If your car has been towed away from the public road by the municipal towing service on unlawful parking
Lost Property Office
Getting to hotels in the old city by car
Vehicle crime
What to do when faced with an accident
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