Santiago de Compostela

Orientation & Geography

Europe, Spain, Provincia de A Coruña

Santiago de Compostela (Galician pronunciation: [saŋtiˈaɣo ðe komposˈtɛla], Spanish: [sanˈtjaɣo ðe komposˈtela]) is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain. The city's Cathedral is the destination today, as it has been throughout history, of the important 9th century medieval pilgrimage route, the Way of St. James. In 1985 the city's Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site