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The relatively small city of Santiago de Compostela is home to a population of around 100,000 inhabitants and covers a total land area of over 220 square kilometres. The population comprises a large number of foreign residents from countries such as Brazil, Portugal and Columbia. The main languages spoken in Santiago de Compostela are Galician and Spanish, while English is also used by many. It is a popular tourist destination and is frequently visited by tourists - especially Christian travellers who consider the town a sacred destination during religious pilgrimages. \r\n The city is home to a humid oceanic climate, featuring dry summers and mild winters. Snow is rare in Santiago de Compostela but frosts are common during the months of December, January and February. The warmest months are usually the months of May, June, July, August and September and the rainy season is typically lasts during the months of September to June. \r\n Several museums such as the Cathedral Museum, Museum of the Galician People, Galician Centre of Contemporary Art and Pilgrimage Museum are found in the city and the main attractions in Santiago de Compostela are the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, 12th century Colegiata de Santa María del Sar, 16th century Baroque Abbey of San Martín Pinario and the University of Santiago de Compostela. ...more

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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The relatively small city of Santiago de Compostela is home to a population of around 100,000 inhabitants and covers a total land area of over 220 square kilometres. The population comprises a large number of foreign residents from countries such as Brazil, Portugal and Columbia. The main languages spoken in Santiago de Compostela are Galician and Spanish, while English is also used by many. It is a popular tourist destination and is frequently visited by tourists - especially Christian travellers who consider the town a sacred destination during religious pilgrimages.

The city is home to a humid oceanic climate, featuring dry summers and mild winters. Snow is rare in Santiago de Compostela but frosts are common during the months of December, January and February. The warmest months are usually the months of May, June, July, August and September and the rainy season is typically lasts during the months of September to June.

Several museums such as the Cathedral Museum, Museum of the Galician People, Galician Centre of Contemporary Art and Pilgrimage Museum are found in the city and the main attractions in Santiago de Compostela are the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, 12th century Colegiata de Santa María del Sar, 16th century Baroque Abbey of San Martín Pinario and the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Nearby Airports

The Santiago de Compostela Airport located in Lavacolla is the main airport serving the city of Santiago de Compostela and is located a few kilometres away from the city centre. It features one terminal and serves several airlines and millions of passengers every year.

Halal Restaurants

Access to Halal food in Santiago de Compostela is somewhat limited in comparison to other major cities. However numerous vegetarian options are available at restaurants in Santiago de Compostela. Sea food is also available. It is possible to visit some of the Halal restaurants located in neighbouring cities of Galicia as well, should Halal food be unavailable.

Mosques

Though there are no known mosques in Santiago de Compostela, there are a few Islamic communities and associations in the city that could offer more information on where the Muslim communities in Santiago de Compostela go for prayers and worship.

Things to Do and See in Santiago de Compostela

  • Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
  • Colegiata de Santa María del Sar
  • Baroque Abbey of San Martín Pinario
  • University of Santiago de Compostela
  • Cathedral Museum
  • Museum of the Galician People
  • Galician Centre of Contemporary Art
  • Pilgrimage Museum
  • No Halal restaurant found.
  • No Airport found.
  • No Halal dish found.
  • No mosque found.
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