Santiago de Compostela is a World Heritage City, pilgrimage destination, cultural capital and example of historical, urban and environmental regeneration, which attracts thousands of visitors due to its singularity.
Santiago, the capital of Galicia, is also a centre of institutional services, with a privileged location on the Atlantic Axis. The city also has a deep-rooted university tradition, which supplies innovative business initiatives with technological and scientific resources.
Santiago de Compostela is not a main destination for tourism and for that reason there are a few foreigners and 85% of the turists are Spanish. The city is charming and welcoming. Santiago is a safe city where you can have a walk by night without beeing afraid of, its criminality rate is the lowest of Spain. The dinamisme of the city is due to a massive population of students: as a matter of fact 40% of the population are students . The other factor is that it is the capital of Galicia.
The city is not only a piligrimage center. Thanks to the students and the youngest population the by-night activity is alive! You can eat Spanish tapas or have a drink in one of numerous bars and pubs of the old city and if you want more… you can go to the discos in the center until late at night or early in the morning!