Santiago de Compostela is located in the northwest corner of Spain and is the political capital of the autonomous Region of Galicia
The city is located near the geographical centre of Galicia. The Atlantic coast is only 30 kilometres away. An imaginary straight line drawn from Santiago would meet the coast halfway between the so-called Rías Baixas and Rías Altas regions, which makes for a nearby landscape of peaceful and wild beaches, fishing ports and marinas and rich gastronomy.
Santiago de Compostela is a world heritage site since 1985 which has received visitors and pilgrims from all over the world for centuries. In the last year, the city received more than two million tourists and some 300 thousand pilgrims finished the Way of St. James in Santiago de Compostela. The University of Santiago de Compostela, with more than 25 thousand students and 2,000 professors and researchers, provides education, research and high quality services since 1495.
The humid oceanic climate guarantees mild temperatures throughout the year. The climate in Santiago de Compostela during April can be summarized as mild and wet. April is spring in Santiago de Compostela and is very variable, daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 16°C (60°F), whilst at night 7°C (44°F) is normal. On average April is the 6th driest month of the year in Santiago de Compostela with around 135mm of rain. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.