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Official Unesco Page
Santiago de Compostela (World Heritage Cities of Spain)
Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad de Expaña
Patrimonio de la Humanidad en España (in Spanish only)
Santiago de Compostela
World Heritage Sites in Spain (Tourist Office of Spain)
Unesco World heritage since: 1985
Size of heritage: 108 ha
- Buffer zone: 217 ha
This famous pilgrimage site in north-west Spain became a symbol in the Spanish Christians' struggle against Islam. Destroyed by the Muslims at the end of the 10th century, it was completely rebuilt in the following century. With its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings, the Old Town of Santiago is one of the world's most beautiful urban areas. The oldest monuments are grouped around the tomb of St James and the cathedral, which contains the remarkable Pórtico de la Gloria.
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Large airport - 49 mi (79 km) A Coruña Airport
Medium airport - 55 mi (89 km) Vigo Airport
Medium airport - 75 mi (121 km) Braganca Airport
Medium airport - 80 mi (130 km) Chaves Airport
Small airport - 80 mi (129 km) Asturias Airport
Medium airport - 86 mi (138 km) Braga Municipal Aerodrome
Medium airport - 103 mi (166 km) Vila Real Airport
Medium airport - 112 mi (180 km) Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport
Large airport - 129 mi (208 km) Madrid Barajas International Airport
Large airport - 260 mi (418 km) Lisbon Portela Airport
Large airport - 297 mi (478 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Castro Caldelas
- Monforte de Lemos
- Navia de Suarna
- Nogueira de Ramuin
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.