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Santiago de Compostela has been a centre for culture and scholarship for centuries, most famous for being the end destination of a thousand-year-old pilgrimage: El Camino de Santiago, or the Way of Saint James. Being the capital of the Galician region in north-western Spain, everyday life in Santiago is modern and chic. Awarded recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage City in 1985, Santiago de Compostela is a historical gem and one of the most impressive cities in Spain.
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Catedral de Santiago de Compostela

The final destination for pilgrims travelling the Camino de Santiago is the Cathedral, with the tomb said to contain the remains of the apostle James. This beautiful Cathedral is one of the most famous landmarks in the region, and for good reason.
Adresse: Praza do Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 569 327
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The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela has one of the world’s biggest incense burners, used at the pilgrim’s mass held most days at noon. Priests tie the "botafumeiro" censer to ropes at the end of the mass and lift it all the way up to the ceiling with burning incense.
Adresse: Praza do Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela
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Audio Walks

Get lost in the maze of stone that is Santiago's old town with a guided tour of the historical centre. Audio Walks are the best way to discover the city at your own pace. You can rent an MP3 player at the tourism office.
Adresse: Rúa do Vilar 30/32, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 902 332 010
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Museum of Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage Museum (Museu das Pergrinacións) offers great insights into the city’s fascinating history. The initial building was known as the "Gothic House", but it was modernised in the 20th century. The meticulous exhibits detail how the city has evolved over the centuries as a consequence of the pilgrimages.
Adresse: Praza das Praterías 6, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 566 110
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The Alameda Park

Parque de la Alameda is one of the city’s oldest and most beloved parks. Relax in the green spaces and enjoy beautiful monuments as well as some of the best views of the historic town centre.
Adresse: Paseo Central de Alameda, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 650 125 589
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Monastery of San Martiño Pinario

Just opposite the Cathedral you can find the "Hospederia", a 16th century monastery founded by the Benedictines. It is possible to stay at the monastery, or simply enjoy the beautiful architecture, and if you happen to be visiting between Tuesday and Thursday, be sure to join one of the guided tours.
Adresse: Plaza da Inmaculada 5, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 583 008
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Plaza de Cervantes

The small Plaza de Cervantes is one of the most iconic sights in Santiago, dating as far back as the 12th century. It remains a popular meeting point and important centre for city life, surrounded by shops and restaurants.
Adresse: Plaza de Cervantes, Santiago de Compostela
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Galicia Contemporary Art Centre

The Galicia Contemporary Art Centre showcases some of the best modern art exhibits in the region, hosting works by both Galician and international artists, including Moncho Amigo and Knut Asdam, as well as always evolving temporary exhibitions.
Adresse: Rúa de Ramón del Valle Inclán 2, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 546 619
Åpningstider: 11.00-20.00 Tue-Sun.
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City of Culture of Galicia

The City of Culture of Galicia is a hub of culture located to the southeast of Santiago de Compostela where you can find numerous stages, exhibits and museums with ever-changing shows, performances and displays of the best of contemporary art and culture in Galicia.
Adresse: Monte Gaiás, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 881 997 584
Åpningstider: Daily 08.00-23.00.
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Monte do Gozo

Just outside the city lies Monte do Gozo, the place where pilgrims could first catch a glimpse of their final destination, the spires of the Cathedral. Needless to stay, the views of the city from up here are remarkable, and the significance of the hill makes it an important visit in Santiago.
Adresse: Monte do Gozo, Santiago de Compostela
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Museo do Pobo Galego

Museo do Pobo Galego documents the past and present of the Galician people in numerous fine exhibits dedicated to the sea, the land, music, art, architecture and everyday Galician culture.
Adresse: San Domingos de Bonaval, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 583 620
Åpningstider: 10.30-14.00 / 16.00-19.30 Tue-Sat; 11.00-14.00 Sun.
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Mercado de Abastos de Santiago

Get a taste of Galicia at this traditional indoor and outdoor market. Vendors sell all manner of local produce including meats, cheeses, fruit, vegetables, and wines, as well as flowers.
Adresse: Rúa das Ameas, s/n, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
Telefon: +34 981 58 34 38
Åpningstider: 07:00-15:00 (closed Sunday)
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Monte Pedroso

A granite summit easily reached from Santiago, Monte Pedroso is a popular hiking spot which offers stunning views of the palatial city of Santiago. Keep an eye out for spiral-like engravings close to the Summit, which date back to the Stone and Bronze Ages.
Adresse: 15898, A Coruña, Spain
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Museo Centro Gaiás

This massive exhibition space is a pleasant 3km walk from the city centre. Its surface area of more than 16,000 square metres facilitates large scale, high-quality exhibitions in a bright and airy space. The Museum is free to enter and there is a cafeteria-restaurant on site.
Adresse: Cidade da Cultura de Galicia, Edificio Museo Centro Gaiás, Monte Gaiás s/n, 15707 Santiago de Compostela, C, Spain
Telefon: +34 881 99 51 72
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O Curro da Parra

O Curro da Parra is one of the best traditional restaurants in Santiago. The menu features Galician specialities, which means that seafood features prominently, as well as tapas and smaller meals and a perfectly chosen wine list.
Adresse: Rúa Travesa 20, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 556 059
Åpningstider: 13.30-15.30 / 20.20-23.30 Tue-Sun.
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A Curtidoria

A Curtidoria serves top-notch fine dining at reasonable prices, showcasing some of the region's best cuisine and wine culture, as well as international and fusion dishes to match any taste, catering even to vegetarians. At only 100 metres from the cathedral, rice is the protagonist of this restaurant offering the best use of Galician products.
Adresse: Rúa da Congo 2/3, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 554 342
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La Tacita d'Juan

Conveniently located in the centre of Santiago, stylish La Tacita d'Juan offers an extensive menu with different dishes like soups (including the regional speciality, caldo gallego), salad, fish and much more.
Adresse: Calle del Hórreo 31, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 562 041
Åpningstider: 13.30-16.00 / 20.30-23.00 Mon-Sat.
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A Casa da Viña

A Casa da Viña offers an interesting mix of typical regional cuisine and international dishes, including, for example, sushi, as well as wonderful desserts. As the name suggests, they also have a wide selection of local and imported wines from which to choose.
Adresse: Rúa de San Lázaro 54, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 586 459
Åpningstider: Daily 09.00-00.00.
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La Cavita

La Cavita is a modern restaurant in the heart of Santiago de Compostela. Here you can enjoy creative and modern takes on hearty comfort food like hamburgers, meat and sandwiches, among many more, as well as tasty drinks in a very stylish atmosphere.
Adresse: Rúa de San Pedro de Mezonzo 9, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 935 098
Åpningstider: 13.00-17.00 / 20.00-00.00 Mon-Sat; 13.00-17.30 Sun.
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La Tagliatella

La Tagliatella has been serving authentic, high quality Italian cuisine in the Santiago area for over 20 years. The menu includes fresh pastas and salads, crispy pizzas and calzoni, and juicy steaks, among many other options. And if you want to enjoy the city after dinner, don't forget that it is located 10 minutes walk from the Cathedral.
Adresse: Rúa de Frei Rosendo Salvado 10, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 881 939 822
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China Ming

China Ming has over 30 years of experience of serving fresh and authentic Cantonese food, including spring rolls, noodle soup and grilled prawns, using locally sourced produce. It is especially popular among families and students, probably because it offers the traditional dishes of the Asiatic cuisine, but also new meals to enjoy.
Adresse: Avenida de Romero Donallo 25, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 593 673
Åpningstider: 12.00-16.00 / 16.00-00.00 Wed-Mon.
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Casa Marcelo

Keep in mind not to have eaten much before you enter Casa Marcelo. The gourmet menu comprises ten dishes that can only be enjoyed fully if you are really hungry. There is an open kitchen which gives you a unique insight to the cuisine.
Adresse: Rua das Hortas 1, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 558 580
Åpningstider: 13.30-15.45 / 20.30-23.45 Tue-Sat.
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Restaurante San Jaime

If you are looking for a peaceful and elegant place to enjoy a good meal, Restaurante San Jaime is hard to beat. With a big cafeteria, a stunning terrace, the costumers can enjoy their means in a very unique atmosphere. The view of the Cathedral is breath-taking, and the menu delightfully varied, focusing mainly on seafood and meat.
Adresse: Plaza de Fonseca, 7, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 572 257
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O Curro da Parra

Intimate and elegant, O Curro da Parra lies in the heart of Santiago de Compostela, offering creative contemporary Galician cuisine. The seasonal set menus are highly recommended, but everything on the menu is sure to please.
Adresse: Rúa Travesa 20, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 556 059
Åpningstider: 13.30-15.30 / 20.30-23.30 Tue-Sun.
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Casa de Xantar O Dezaseis

O Dezaseis is one of Santiago's foremost exponents of traditional Galician cuisine, famous for their superb polbo á grella (grilled octopus). The restaurant's setting is memorable, in a cellar with stone walls, beams and old farm gear decorating the intimate space.
Adresse: Rúa de San Pedro 16, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 577 633
Åpningstider: 14.00-16.00 / 20.30-00.00 Mon-Sat.
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Maria Castaña

A good rule of thumb to find the best food in a new city is to find the place most enjoyed by locals. Maria Castaña is that place in Santiago. Closed to the Cathedra, this restaurant will offer you the best octopus prunes and fish on the market, together with a very professional service.
Adresse: Rúa da Raina 19, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 560 137
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Jardín Café Costa Vella

This café, being part of the hotel by the same name, also welcomes non-guests for a relaxing break. Here you can sit down in a beautiful garden surrounded with pleasant views and enjoy a hot cup of coffee and a light snack, a cup of coffee, a cup of cappuccino, a cup of latte and so much more.
Adresse: Cella Porta da Pena 17, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 569 530
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O Rei Do Bocadillo

This is a very popular place among locals, serving tasty and healthy fast food. A "bocadillo" in Spain is essentially a sandwich or a baguette, sliced in half, filled with cold cuts, Serrano ham and Spanish Chorizo sausage, among other fillings.
Adresse: Calle Rosalia de Castro, 23, esquina Montero Ríos, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 590 538
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Paraíso Perdido

Paraíso Perdido is a café with a truly unique atmosphere that has to be experienced first hand. They are said to serve the best coffee in town, as well as the best churros and hot chocolate, making it wildly popular among both locals and tourists.
Adresse: San Paio de Antealtares 3, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 560 930
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Café Casino

The appropriately named Café Casino is housed in a former casino whose story dates back to 1873. Since 200 Café Casino represents a public environment, offering an elegant and extremely popular place that serves high-quality coffee and small snacks and desserts, together with a cultural space dedicated to music with a big piano that guests can play.
Adresse: Rúa do Vilar 35, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 577 503
Åpningstider: 09.00-13.00 Thur-Sun; 09.00-14.00 Fri-Sat.
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Cre Cottê

Cre Cottê is a fantastic creperie and restaurant located on historic Praza da Quintana in a centuries-old building, complete with stone arches, monumental fireplaces and lots of charisma. Besides sweet and savory crepes, they also offer other meals, such as pasta and meat, as well as a good selection of wines.
Adresse: Quintana 1, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 577 643 / +34 986 859 374
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Café Tertulia

Café Tertulia boasts pleasant indoor and outdoor seating, with a lovely street-side terrace, perfect for people watching and a hot cup of coffee or an evening cocktail. If you are a coffee person, you cannot miss the unique mix coffee + croissant served in this cosy place. Food is exceptional as well.
Adresse: Rúa do Pombal 2, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 596 579
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Café Venecia

Winner of numerous awards and renowned for the quality of its coffee, Café Venecia is a Santiago institution. The menu features some delicious sweets, including the famous pastel de natas, as well as some savoury options.
Adresse: Rúa do Hórreo 27, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 561 682
Åpningstider: 07.00-22.00 Mon-Fri; 07.30-15.00 Sat.
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Café-Bar Paris

Known as much for its delicious home-cooked meals as for its shabby charm, Café-Bar Paris is well loved in the city. The walls are almost crumbling, but that's part of its appeal, effortlessly combining a run-down look with refined cuisine and plenty of ambiance.
Adresse: Rúa dos Bautizados 11, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 576 073
Åpningstider: Daily 08.00-00.00.
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Fuco Lois

Meters away from the great cathedral you can find this quaint and rustic pub (one of the oldest in the city), famous for its caipirinhas, mojitos and sangria and with a penchant for classic rock, blues and jazz, often featuring live performances.
Adresse: Rúa de Xelmirez 25, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 636 221 883
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Pub Modus Vivendi

Something of a hidden gem, Pub Modus Vivendi is easy to miss, but worth looking for. Situated in the stables of an XVIII century country house, the atmosphere is very much alive, featuring frequent live music and DJ's. From coffees, teas, infuses, mojitos, fresh beers to special liqueurs, you will find everything you wish.
Adresse: Praza Feixoó 1, Soto, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 607 804 140
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La Borriquita De Belém

This bar is an absolute must if you want to admire the passage of several generations in it. Opened in 1971, La Borriquita De Belém offers sweet mojitos, caipirinhas and Andalusian wines to sip while enjoying live jazz and Bossa Nova. Some nights there are flamenco performances to heighten the mood even more.
Adresse: San Paio de Antealtares 22, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 653 471 551
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Located in the best sorroundings offered by the city, Chocolate boasts some of the best drink in town, with a great selection of still and sparkling wines and expert mixologists preparing fantastic cocktails (gin-based drinks are something of a house speciality).
Adresse: Rua das Ameas 8, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 670 741 200
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Pub Momo

Although it's worth visiting any time of year, summertime is when Pub Momo is at its best, thanks to its beautiful garden terrace, a unique space in the city centre that offers unequalled views. The bar has different areas and ambiences and serves some of the best cocktails in town.
Adresse: Virxen da Cerca 23, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 565 580
Åpningstider: 16.00-04.00 Mon-Wed; 16.00-04.30 Thur-Sun.
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Embora Bar Musical

As the name suggests, Embora Bar Musical is a bar and live music performance venue with a wide artistic and cultural offering. It also boasts a small but pleasant terrace where guests can enjoy their beer, wine or speciality cocktail.
Adresse: Praza de San Fiz de Solovio 2, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 582 309
Åpningstider: 18.00-02.30 Mon-Wed; 18.00-03.00 Thur-Sat.
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Santiago Food Market

The numerous stalls in the traditional food market of Santiago offer a real taste of Galician gastronomy, with fresh produce, seafood, flowers, cheese and much more. Most products come from local producers, and have been supplying homes and restaurants int he area since 1873.
Adresse: Praza de Abastos, Torre Central Baixo, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 583 438
Åpningstider: 08.00-15.00 Mon-Sat.
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The Old Town

The Old Town is full of shops of all kinds. The streets or ’rúas’ Nova, Vilar, San Pedro, Caldeirería, Preguntoiro and the squares Toural and Cervantes, along with the ones surrounding the cathedral, are the main shopping areas in the Old Town.
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New Town

El Ensanche – New Town – is a well-defined shopping area in Santiago. It is the central shopping area, located primarily on the streets of Xeneral Pardiñas, Doutor Teixeiro, República de El Salvador, Montero Ríos, Avenido Alfredo Brañas and Prazas Roxa and Galicia.
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Shopping Streets

Important streets, such as Rosalía de Castro, Fernando III el Santo, República Arxentina, A Rosa and Santiago de Chile, offer a very attractive shopping range. You can walk around shops of international brands, prestigious Spanish franchises, Galician fashion, food shops and gift shops, just to mention a few.
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El Corte Inglés

Spain’s department store colossus successfully performs the main task of the department store, which is to offer most things to most people. Here you find designer fashion, their own low and medium-priced lines, enormous perfumery and make-up departments, leather goods in all price ranges, toys, children’s clothes, art materials, food and delicatessen, home furnishing devices and garden furniture.
Adresse: Rúa do Restollal 50, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 527 200
Åpningstider: Daily 10.00-22.00.
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This world famous brand has a store in every mid-size town, and Santiago is no different. There are four stores in the city where you can find the latest fashion for men, women and children, everything from street wear to the more up-dressed look.
Adresse: Plaza de Galicia 3, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 98 156 1229
Åpningstider: 10.00-21.00 Mon-Sat.
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In the same style as Mango and Zara, Stradivarius features racks with the latest fashion wear, together with high heels, ballerinas, scarves and accessories filling the shop, and if you do not find your size, do not worry there are two shops in the city.
Adresse: Rúa do Xeneral Pardiñas 7, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 577 780
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Whether you are searching for a new flowered dress, a coloured t-shirt or a new pair of trandy jeans, Mango offers everything from sleek work-wear to fabulous cocktail dresses, all at reasonable prices. Match your new outfit with the perfect pair of shoes and accessories, also on offer here.
Adresse: General Pardiñas 22, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 901 150 543
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Centro Comercial As Cancelas

Ideally located between the historic centre and el Ensanche, the city's modern area, Centro Comercial As Cancelas offers prime shopping wherever you are in the city. Shops, restaurants, department stores and everything else you may need can be found here.
Adresse: Avenida Do Camiño Francés 3, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 568 282
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Lorenzo Design

The aim of this amazing store is to highlight the value of handcraft, design and manufacture: every item is created by mixing the techniques and the material of the past and the original ideas of modernity, so that even the shortest experience in this store will be unforgettable.
Adresse: Rúa de San Miguel dos Agros 3, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 881 946 522
Åpningstider: 10.00-20.00 Mon-Fri; 10.00-14.00 Sat.
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Secretos de Galicia

Since 2012 Secretos de Galicia offers the best food in the markets of Galicia and Spain. This store provides a huge variety of products which will let you understand the special flavours and colours of this beautiful country, supporting the homemade products and providing the clients the best gourmet experience ever.
Adresse: Rúa Santo Agostiño 7, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 722 614 141
Åpningstider: 10.30-14.30 / 17.00-20.30 Mon-Sat.
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Passport / Visa

Spain can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
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Best Time to Visit

The best period to visit Santiago de Compostela is during the summer, especially from June to August, when it is sunny and warm during the day and quiet cool at night, and the beginning of September whee temperatures are more temperate and the tourist crowds have dissipated.
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Santiago de Compostela Airport

Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) is located about 10 kilometres northeast of the city. There are taxis available just outside the terminal, and the ride to the city centre takes approximately 15-20 minutes. You can also take a bus to the central bus station in Santiago. The bus operates from 07.00 to 23.30 with departures every half an hour.
Adresse: Santiago de Compostela Airport, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 902 404 704 / +34 91 321 1000
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Public Transport

The historic city centre of Santiago de Compostela is small and most areas are closed to traffic. A good pair of shoes is therefore best for moving around in the historic town centre. There is also an extensive network of buses in Santiago de Compostela that can connect you to areas further afield. You can buy a single bus ticket, but it is cheaper in the long run to buy a travel card with 10, 20 or 30 trips.
Telefon: +34 981 568 210
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When you need a taxi in Santiago de Compostela, the list of choices is quiet long: Servitaxis: +34 619 18 55 75 Radio Taxis: +34 981 569 292 Euro Taxi: +34 981 535 154
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Postamt Travesía de Fonseca Öffnungszeiten: Montag bis Freitag 8.30-20.30 Uhr und Samstag 9.30-14 Uhr Briefmarken bekommt man außerdem in Estancos (Tabakwarenläden), die am T-Schild zu erkennen sind.
Adresse: Rua do Franco 4, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 581 252
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Farmacia Valdés Cabo is currently run by the second generation of the Valdés family: founded in 1924, it became a strong point of reference for the locals but also for the tourists in Santiago. Here you will be able to take fast control of glucose, cholesterol and many other blood parameters seven days a week.
Adresse: Cantón do Toural 1, Santiago de Compostela
Telefon: +34 981 585 895
Åpningstider: 08.00-22.30 Mon-Sat; 09.30-22.30 Sun.
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Country code: +34 Area code: 981
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