The city of Santiago de Compostela is in the north-western corner of Spain. Situated in Galicia’s autonomous community, Santiago is about 50 kilometres away from the western coast and about 75 kilometres from the northern shoreline of Spain.
Maps of Santiago de Compostela
Maps of the city will show its streets, Old Town and historic landmarks. Santiago’s layout is spread over a hilly terrain. Those visiting should take maps with details of all the streets of the city and noted landmarks. Even if travellers are following a tour guide, they will find it convenient to have personal maps to which they can refer.
Geographic Features of Santiago de Compostela’s Landscape
Coast – The coast is found to the west and north less than an hour away when driving. The coast is rugged with many inlets and estuaries.
Forests – One of Spain’s most forested regions, the countryside and mountains around Santiago have many trees. The eucalyptus tree is especially prevalent. Oak trees are also found.
Hills – The terrain in and around Santiago is hilly with low-rise mountains in the surrounding landscape reaching heights of 2,000 feet.
Ria de Arousa – The Ulla River runs through the city of Santiago and it flows through the narrow valley, the Ria de Arousa before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean. The natural area of the ria is a place to come for fishing.
Rivers – Santiago has two rivers, the Tambre and Ulla. The Ulla river valley is called the Ria de Arousa.