The Celebrations. Santiago is very popular for its celebrations in which tradition and folklore play an essential role. Music, dance, games and color fill the squares on important holidays and key dates. Above all, the Festivals of St. James in the month of July, have earned the honorary distinction of Fiestas of International Tourist Interest.
The university environment. Santiago’s university welcomes 33,000 students each year. This university spirit spreads joy and vitality throughout the city giving it a very special atmosphere.
And of course, don’t miss Santiago by night when bars, pubs and nightclubs open their doors. At night, special lights are cast on the streets of the historic city. The nostalgic yellow lighting embellishes monuments, softening the edges and contributing to the timeless atmosphere of Santiago.
Santiago is the capital of Galicia, the door to the Galician community and the city with a wider offer of accomodation in the region. Galicia is a place in which nature and gastronomy delight tourists along with its wealth of monuments, extensive historical heritage, mountain landscapes and stunning coastlines where magical legends of sailors and mermaids are hidden among the cliffs. The cathedrals of the sea, the Tower of Hercules, the cliffs of Vixia Herbeira, or the Cies Islands are just a few of Galicia’s treasures.