When to find the cheapest flights to Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela: holy, cultural, historical
|Santiago de Compostela city centre|
|Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ): 7 mi from city centre|
Flights to Santiago de Compostela: practical information
Cheap airlines to Santiago de Compostela
Heading to Santiago? This historic city is the capital of Galicia and a major place of pilgrimage for Catholics. Catch cheap flights to Santiago de Compostela onboard a low cost airline from London. EasyJet takes off from Gatwick while Ryanair flies from Stansted.
When to book flights to Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela is a busy place in summer when the weather is nice and welcomes many visitors arriving via the Camino de Santiago. Winters are very wet and damp. Book your flights to Santiago de Compostela at least three months in advance.
- Peak season: Summer and Easter.
- Low season: Winter is generally very rainy so not a popular time to plan holidays in Santiago de Compostela.
Direct flights to Santiago de Compostela take 2 hours from London.
Experience Santiago de Compostela: what to see, what to do
Santiago de Compostela is a very important city for Catholics as it's believed that St. James, one of the 12 apostles is buried here. The cathedral and old city centre are both UNESCO sites and the university is one of Spain's oldest.
Essentials in Santiago de Compostela
Praza do Obradoiro: This is the heart of the city, named after the workshops of the stonemasons and where thousands of pilgrims arrive everyday as they reach the end of the Way of St. James. Take a look around the square, isn't the architecture amazing?
Cathedral: The cathedral is a fine example of different architectural styles but the Baroque front is probably the finest. The tomb of Santiago is located beneath the cathedral, open to visitors.
CGAC: The Galician Centre of Contemporary Art is a must to visit while in Santiago de Compostela. The building was designed by Alvaro Siza, a renown Portuguese architect. Entry is free.
Find more information on Santiago Tourism.
Accommodations in Santiago de Compostela
Due to the large number of pilgrims arriving in Santiago de Compostela every day, there are plenty of hostels around. For budget options, avoid hotels or guesthouses near the main plaza. In summer it's essential to book your rooms in advance.