Santiago de Compostela is located in the north of Spain, in the province of A Coruña (in the region of Galicia). Its most famous landmark is the Cathedral of Santiago which, for hundreds of years, has been the destination of pilgrims completing the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.
Other must-sees in Santiago include the Raxoi Palace, the town hall (and seat of the Galician local government), the 15th Century Hostal Dos Reis Católicos, the 16th Century university, as well as the countless historic buildings to be found in the winding streets that characterize Santiago’s old town.
The city is divided into the old town (zona vella) and the new town (ensanche), with the city’s largest park (Parque da Alameda) separating the two parts.
The fantastic nightlife in Santiago de Compostela is not confined to either part of the city and party-goers usually have tapas around the town before going on to dance into the early hours.