Santiago de Compostela
In early ninth century, in a forest called Libredón, the possible remains of the Apostle Santiago were discovered. Shortly after the discovery of the Tomb, the bishops´ headquarters that was in Iria (Padron) was transferred to Compostela. The discovery of the tomb was the basis on which the city of Santiago de Compostela was founded.
Santiago de Compostela is one of the most important cities in the world in regards of it as being a place of Christian pilgrimage only after Jerusalem and Rome. Furthermore, its University has stood proudly for over more than 500 years throughout history along with the Cathedral dedicated to the Apostle St. James.
The city of Santiago de Compostela is also the end of the roadway system of the Camino de Santiago originally built by the Roman Empire.
Since 1982 it has been the capital of Galicia and was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.
El Camino de Santiago in 1993 won the title of Cultural Heritage of Humanity.