Ryanair, Vueling, Iberia, Air Nostrum, Easyjet, Turkish Airlines, Aer Lingus, and Air Europa connect the airport in Santiago de Compostela with major destinations throughout Europe such as London, Dublin, Basel, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Paris, Zurich, Malaga, Tenerife, and Ibiza. Shuttle buses are available to bring travelers from the airport to the city center, a distance of 15 kilometers. Located only 70 kilometers away, travelers may also prefer to travel to the A Coruna Airport and drive to Santiago de Compostela from there.
Located in Galicia, Santiago de Compostela is noted for its medieval era cathedrals and monasteries making it particularly important for pilgrimages. The Praza do Obradoiro is a popular tourist destination as home to the cathedral where Saint James is buried as well as many other heritage buildings like the Rajoy Palace. Both the Church of San Francisco and the San Francisco Monastery are equally popular due to the grand facade. The city is also renowned for its sculptures, such as the statue of Archbishop Ventura Figuerosa, and the Rosalia de Castro monument.