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Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela is a city located in the northwest region of Spain, in the autonomous community of Galicia. It is the capital of the province of A Coruña and is one of the oldest cities in the country. It is known as the “City of the Stars” due to its numerous monuments, churches and buildings that have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

The city is located in a valley surrounded by mountains, and is crossed by the Sar River. It has a humid subtropical climate, with mild winters and hot summers. The city is also known for its rain and fog, which can be seen in the months of October and November.

Santiago de Compostela is a major religious center, and is home to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the burial place of the Apostle Saint James. The city is a major pilgrimage center for Catholics, and is the final destination of the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. Every year, thousands of people from all over the world make the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, and the city is full of pilgrims during the summer months.

The city has a long and rich history. It was founded by the Romans in the 1st century AD and was a major trading center during the Middle Ages. In the 15th century, the city was declared a holy city and the seat of the Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela. In the 16th century, the city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, making it one of the most important historical cities in Spain.

Today, Santiago de Compostela is a vibrant city with a thriving cultural and artistic scene. It is home to numerous museums, galleries, theaters, and music venues, as well as a vibrant nightlife. The city also has a variety of restaurants and cafes, and is a great destination for shopping.

Excursion tips for a day in Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela in Spain is a beautiful city with a wealth of activities for tourists to enjoy. Here are some of the best things to do in Santiago de Compostela in one day:

1. Visit the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela - This impressive cathedral is the destination of the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage and is a must-see for any visitor to the city.

2. Enjoy the local cuisine - Santiago de Compostela is renowned for its seafood, especially its famous octopus dishes.

3. Explore the old town - Wander the cobbled streets of the old town and take in the sights, sounds and smells of this vibrant city.

4. Visit the Monastery of San Martino Pinario - This stunning monastery is one of the most important monuments in Santiago de Compostela and is a great place to explore.

5. Take a walking tour - Join a guided walking tour and learn more about the history and culture of Santiago de Compostela.

6. Visit the Park of San Domingos de Bonaval - This beautiful park is a great place to relax and take in the sights and sounds of the city.

7. Take a day trip to the nearby city of A Coruña - This beautiful coastal city is just a short drive away and is a great place to explore.

8. Visit the Museum of Pilgrimage - This museum is dedicated to the history of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage and is a great place to learn more about the city's history.

9. Take a boat trip - Enjoy a boat trip on the Ria de Muros and take in the stunning views of the city from the water.

10. Enjoy the nightlife - Santiago de Compostela is known for its lively nightlife, with plenty of bars and clubs to choose from.

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The climate in Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela in Spain has a temperate climate with mild temperatures all year round. In the summer months, temperatures range from 16°C to 25°C, and in the winter months, temperatures range from 6°C to 15°C. Rainfall is fairly consistent throughout the year, with the most rainfall occurring in the autumn months of October and November. Springtime is usually mild, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C, while winter is usually cool and wet. The city also experiences occasional snowfall during the winter months.

Cruise weather for Santiago de Compostela

Our weather forecast for Santiago de Compostela helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 24.2 °C
min: 13.9 °C
13.3 m/s
34.6 m/s
86.1 %
23.8 m
76.3 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 24.9 °C
min: 10.9 °C
10.4 m/s
27.0 m/s
86.8 %
24.1 m
77.6 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 11.8 °C
12.6 m/s
31.3 m/s
54.5 %
23.6 m
73.9 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 13 °C
13.3 m/s
32.8 m/s
43.1 %
17.8 m
79.3 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 11.8 °C
11.9 m/s
18.4 m/s
57.4 %
24.1 m
65.1 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 13.9 °C
12.6 m/s
19.4 m/s
18.3 %
23.0 m
76.6 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 27.3 °C
min: 16.6 °C
13.0 m/s
32.0 m/s
42.1 %
22.8 m
75.2 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 23.1 °C
min: 15.6 °C
14.8 m/s
31.3 m/s
64.9 %
18.7 m
78.9 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 22.2 °C
min: 13.3 °C
15.5 m/s
35.6 m/s
38.6 %
24.1 m
69.7 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 27.6 °C
min: 10.8 °C
13.3 m/s
31.0 m/s
5.8 %
24.1 m
69.5 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 30.7 °C
min: 14.9 °C
14.4 m/s
28.1 m/s
1.5 %
23.6 m
65.6 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 14.3 °C
13.3 m/s
27.7 m/s
8.3 %
22.4 m
74.0 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 14.5 °C
13.3 m/s
24.8 m/s
16.1 %
19.7 m
72.2 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 13.5 °C
14.0 m/s
31.0 m/s
43.9 %
22.1 m
78.0 %
1,020 hPa

Cruises to Santiago de Compostela

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Scheduled ship calls in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jun. 7th 2026 Sunday, 7th of Jun. 2026 MS Vista 11:00 am 07:00 pm

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