Santiago de Compostela (ca. 100,000 inhabitants) is the capital of the Autonomous Community of Galicia, in the Northwest of Spain. It was declared a World heritage city by UNESCO in 1985, and it is associated with one of the major themes of medieval history: for centuries, thousands of pilgrims have walked to its famous Cathedral (only a small sanctuary at the beginning and a real jewel of the Romanesque style nowadays) along the Paths of Santiago, veritable roads of faith. Around the cathedral, Santiago de Compostela conserves a valuable historic centre worthy of one of Christianity's greatest holy cities.
How to reach Santiago de Compostela?
The easiest way to arrive Santiago de Compostela is by plane (airport code SCQ), with regular daily flights to Madrid and Barcelona, and other Spanish cities. Moreover, the airport is connected on a regular basis to many cities in Europe. The complete list of destinations can be obtained in the Airport webpage. There are two other airports in A Coruña (code LCG, ca. 70 km from Santiago) and Vigo (code VGO, ca. 100 km from Santiago), which may be an alternative too. In those cases, you must go to A Coruña or Vigo stations and take a train to Santiago (ca. 30 and 50 min, respectively).
From the airport to the city centre, there are airport busses with a 30 min frequency (3€) or you can take a taxi (around 21€). The ride takes about 20 min. More detailed information can be found in the touristic information webpage and in the airport busses company webpage.
How to arrive to the Faculty of Law (Facultade de Dereito)?
The conference will take place in the Faculty of Law (Facultade de Dereito) of the University of Santiago de Compostela. This faculty is located in the "Campus Vida" (also named "Campus Sur"), an enclosed area belonging to the USC in the South of the city. The full address is: