A World Heritage Site city

Santiago de Compostela is Galicia’s city of reference. Its great urban and monumental beauty, together with the spirituality that comes with being the most important pilgrimage sanctuary in the Middle Ages, determined that it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.

 A World Heritage Site city

A landscape carved in stone

Since the late 17th century, the streets of Santiago’s old town were completely paved with Galician granite. The stone is present in the city in many different shapes and forms. While you walk, you will be able to admire the beauty of its slabs, churches, convents, palaces, staircases and porches carved in locally carved stone.

  •  A landscape carved in stone
  •  A landscape carved in stone