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Guided tours in Santiago de Compostela. Get to know and visit Santiago with an OFFICIAL TOURIST GUIDE, its monuments, places and people.

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Santiago de Compostela is a city and municipality of Spain. Capital of the Autonomous Community of Galicia, it belongs to the province of La Coruña. His gentleness is "santiagués" or "compostelano".

It is located 65 km south of La Coruña and 62 km north of Pontevedra. It includes the former municipalities of Conjo (incorporated in 1925) and Enfesta (incorporated in 1962). The ancient city has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1985. The municipality is bordered to the north by Valle del Dubra, Trazo and Oroso, to the south by Teo, Vedra and Boqueijón, to the east by El Pino and Touro, and to the west by Ames.

The Galician regional government (Junta de Galicia) and the Parliament are based there. It stands out for being an important nucleus of Christian pilgrimage, together with Jerusalem and Rome, pointing out the tradition that the Apostle James the Great was buried there. Its Cathedral is of special artistic importance, dedicated precisely to the Apostle Santiago el Mayor. Its University, with more than 500 years of history, is also relevant, which gives the city a student atmosphere, with 30,000 students enrolled each year.