The city of Santiago de Compostela is world famous for being part of St. James Way, which is travelled by hundreds of thousands of faithful each year. This makes the city a very important epicentre of religious tourism.
The city is also the cradle of impressive archaeological treasures of immense artistic and patrimonial value that increase its fame as a "holy city". However, Santiago de Compostela is much more than that.
Especially impressive about Santiago de Compostela is its vibrant and dynamic nightlife courtesy of the huge number of bars, restaurants, pubs and taverns in which to enjoy the excellent gastronomy of the city, as well as the wide variety of cultural options that take place every night. In fact, it is common to find venues, bars and restaurants that are open from Monday to Monday until late at night.
Its well-kept streets and peaceful tranquillity convey an incredible sensation that makes it unnecessary to travel by car. Santiago de Compostela can easily be explored on foot and is completely safe.
Santiago de Compostela has always been a key place for Galician commerce due to the huge number of faithful who came to its doors. In the 21st century, this has only increased. Shopping through the streets of Santiago is a real pleasure because the city is brimming with shops and shopping centres selling the world's leading brands, as well as handicraft shops where tourists can buy unforgettable souvenirs.