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Celebrating International World Heritage Day

Celebramos el Día Internacional del Patrimonio Mundial

At Carrís Hoteles we are proud to have part of our hotel offer in a tourist and cultural enclave such as Santiago de Compostela, a city declared World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco).

This November, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, an event that seeks to commemorate the declaration of the so-called ‘World Cultural and Natural Heritage Convention’, signed on 16 November 1972 by Unesco.

At the same time, it is almost 30 years since Santiago de Compostela was declared a World Heritage Site, a recognition granted to the Galician capital in 1985 and made effective in 1993.

The international organisation particularly highlighted the urban beauty and monumental integrity of the city of Compostela, an outstanding European enclave that boasts some of the most important cultural and heritage assets on an international level.

The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is the most outstanding work of Romanesque art in Spain and one of the most important temples in Europe.

The building, a symbol both of Santiago de Compostela and of the Galician community itself, forms a heritage complex surrounded by the historic centre of the city, characterised by its historical, architectural and aesthetic importance.

The Galician capital also stands out for its decisive influence on the artistic and architectural development of Galicia throughout history, which went beyond the borders of the autonomous territory to extend throughout the northern part of the peninsula.

However, the main element that sustains its great international importance is its status as the destination of the whole network of pilgrimage routes that make up the Way of St. James, one of the main tourist attractions throughout Europe.

The phenomenon of pilgrimage is one of the main themes of medieval history, due to its high spiritual and religious significance.

In this sense, Santiago de Compostela represents the most important destination of this whole movement since the Middle Ages and, nowadays, an outstanding asset from a spiritual, economic and cultural point of view.

The Galician capital receives thousands of visitors throughout the year through the different pilgrimage routes that lead to the city.

These important tourist figures improve every year and, in addition, result in an important benefit for the whole commercial area of Santiago de Compostela.

The gastronomic and catering establishments are some of the main attractions for pilgrims and tourists who come to this city and looking to enjoy the quality of the Galician product and a good rest to relieve the fatigue of the journey.

Our hotel in Santiago de Compostela offers a wide range of possibilities for all tastes.

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