Santiago de Compostela
Journey along the way of St. James
The journey along the Way of St. James continues to attract pilgrims time and again because of its religious nature, its historical continuity and the wealth of cultural heritage evident in the various towns, villages, convents, bridges and chapels that can be found along the way.
There are many pilgrim paths leading to St. James’ tomb in Santiago de Compostela to choose from for your spiritual journey. With most pilgrims traditionally coming from France, the French Way continues to be one of the most popular routes. However, an array of other traditional ways are just as spiritually engaging and have accommodated countless pilgrims making their journey to Santiago de Compostela through centuries.
- Currency: Euro (€, EUR)
- Local time: GMT + 1 hour
- Airports: Santiago de Compostela (SCQ); Bilbao (BIO); Lourdes (LDE)
- Flight duration: 1 hours 50 minutes approximately
- Languages: Spanish, Galician, Basque, French, Portuguese depending on the areas visited; many people speak English
- Climate: Humid Oceanic climate typical of the Spanish Atlantic coast with warm comfortable temperatures throughout the year and only subtle differences between the seasons: mild winters (average temperature 15°C) and warm summers, regularly reaching 23-24°C and at times rising considerably higher.
- Voltage: 220V A/C, sockets outlets and sockets continental round 2 pin type are used.
- Visa: not required for EU citizens; non-EU citizens are advised to check with the relevant authorities
- Passport: EU passport holders travelling to Spain, France and Portugal must have an up-to-date passport valid for travel three months beyond the date of return; non-EU citizens are advised to check with the relevant authorities