Santiago de Compostela is the capital of Galicia in northern Spain, well known as the destination on the Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago) pilgrimage route. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with well-preserved buildings dating back to medieval times. There is much in the way of nightlife and entertainment, and there are many restaurants serving traditional and international cuisine perfect for a business lunch, all accessible from your Santiago de Compostela hotel. An excellent way to experience the city is by bicycle.
What can I enjoy outside of working hours in Santiago de Compostela?
The narrow granite-paved streets, winding out from the centre of the Old Town, offer a historic journey through the history of the region. Visit the cathedral and the many other medieval buildings, separated from the newer section of the city by one of the region’s many parks, the Parque de Alameda. The Old Town offers a vibrant nightlife, enjoyed by both the young and middle-aged residents of the city, as well many restaurants and tapas bars serving traditional Galician cuisine. Should your Santiago de Compostela hotel not have a swimming pool, there are various gyms available in the city.
What business facilities can Santiago de Compostela offer me?
An important economic centre in Galicia, Santiago de Compostela is the seat of various business organizations, including the Association for Equal and Fair Trade Pangaea. Cultural tourism and higher education are provided by the University of Santiago de Compostela. Santiago has become involved in the automotive, telecommunications, and electronics industries. The Galicia Conference and Exhibition Centre, located in the San Lázaro district, is suitable for all conferences and events, with 30 rooms to suit small and large-scale meetings. The centre offers excellent modern facilities and restaurants. The city is accessible from the Santiago de Compostela Airport through a high-speed rail service.
What locations will I enjoy around my hotel in Santiago de Compostela?
To experience the area's culture, step out of your Santiago de Compostela hotel and visit Rúa do Franco, off Praza do Obradoiro, where local residents and students enjoy wine and tapas. The square and the cathedral, where many pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago gather, are of particular interest. Visitors can take an audio tour of the building and its museum before exploring the streets of the Old Town.