Area: 29,574 km²
Population: 2.7 million
Capital: Santiago de Compostela

Galicia features many attractive tourist destinations, most especially the city of Santiago de Compostela.  This site, featured on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is the final goal of the celebrated Pilgrims Way of St James, proclaimed the first European Cultural Itinerary by the Council of Europe. This pilgrimage route has been a vital continental crossroads since the Middle Ages.  Moreover, Santiago de Compostela has an illustrious university, attended each year by thousands of visiting foreign students.

The Galicia Region’s long coastline is one of its main attractions.  Major cities, such as Corunna, with the Roman lighthouse known as the Tower of Hercules, and little fishing villages are spread out from the Atlantic to the Cantabrian.  The fruits of the sea endow this region with its varied cuisine.  Galicia has a humid climate, with frequent rains.

For more information:
Galicia Tourism website