As the capital of the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia in the northern part of Spain, the city of Santiago de Compostela is one of the most visited all year round. This means that a Santiago de Compostela holiday is never short of things to see and do and you are guaranteed to be kept very busy! A Santiago de Compostela holiday rental apartment is makes a perfect base from which to explore this vibrant city and take in the many sights in and around it.
Probably due to the fact that Santiago de Compostela receives high numbers of visitors every year, travellers will find that there is a whole host of wonderful activities to be enjoyed in the city. This includes outdoor pursuits such as horse riding, golf, roller blading, tennis, swimming, cycling and walking. A Santiago de Compostela holiday also offers the opportunity for visitors to experience the religious significance of the city. The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is the end point for the Way of St. James pilgrimage which has taken place since the 9th Century. As well as some beautiful architecture, visitors can visit the crypt underneath the altar which holds the remains of the saint and two of his apostles.
If you set off from your Santiago de Compostela holiday rental house with the aim of seeing what else is on offer, then it is recommended that you visit the city of Lugo which is an hour and a half away. Lugo boasts being the only city in the whole of Europe to have entirely intact Roman walls encircling it. The walls are as high as 49 feet in certain parts and there are 71 towers and 10 gates to be explored.
If you are thinking about booking a fantastic Santiago de Compostela holiday rental house then you will be able to experience a typical Oceanic climate, which means that there are mild temperature throughout the year but quite a lot of rain! Generally the warmest months of the year to have a Santiago de Compostela holiday are July and August when the temperature during the day can be as high as 25°C. The winter months of December, January and February see the daytime temperature drop to between 11° and 15°C. The annual rainfall amount for the city is quite high at 27 inches, thanks to the Oceanic climate, with the wettest month tending to be October.
Travellers on a Santiago de Compostela holiday will most likely arrive at Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) which is located on the outskirts of the city. Air operators that offer regular, cheap flights to the area include British Airways, Iberia Airlines, Ryanair, BMI and Spanair. Passengers can depart the UK from several UK airports such as Newcastle(NCL), Stanstead (STN), Glasgow (GLA), Heathrow (LHR) and East Midlands (EMA).