Car Hire in Santiago de Compostela
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Car hire in Santiago de Compostela
The city of Santiago de Compostela is the capital of Galicia in northern Spain, with a population of nearly 100,000. Santiago de Compostela is famous for being the final destination of the medieval pilgrimage known as the Camino de Santiago Trail, which continues to attract thousands of pilgrims each year. It's a fascinating and beautiful place to visit, with the winding cobbled streets of the Old Town and the views from the Cathedral, which marks the spot where the remains of the apostle Saint James were found by a shepherd in 813 A.D. It is easy to see why the city was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, as the Old Town is filled with historic and picturesque buildings, and there are plenty of nearby attractions for interesting excursions within easy reach for visitors planning to hire a car in Santiago de Compostela.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Santiago de Compostela
With Enterprise, you can be confident in always receiving excellent customer service that helps to make your stay pleasant and stress-free. Enterprise offers a wide selection of vehicles to suit all needs, from spacious people carriers, such as the seven-seater Galaxy, to rugged SUVs, such as the Nissan Pathfinder, that are great for tackling the rugged terrain surrounding Santiago de Compostela. Enterprise also has a choice of different sized commercial vans - indispensable for house moves or large deliveries. Luxury and exotic cars, including the Mercedes E-class, are available if you want to travel around Galicia in style. Enterprise also has small economical cars, such as Fiestas, that are perfect for short journeys around the city.
Attractions in Santiago de Compostela
The main attraction of Santiago de Compostela is the impressive Cathedral de Compostela and its surrounding square that continues to dominate the skyline and marks the end of the pilgrimage. Guided tours are available if you wish to admire the magnificent views from the towers of the medieval building. If you are interested in history, the Cathedral Museum is highly recommended as it has an impressive collection of artefacts and tapestries. Another interesting attraction is the Museum of Galician People, which is housed in a former Dominican priory. In contrast, the new City of Culture is one of the city's latest additions on the outskirts of Santiago de Compostela, and is a must if you are interested in modern architecture and are using a rental car in Santiago de Compostela. The city is also known for some of the best nightlife in northern Spain, and there are plenty of cafes, nightclubs and bars where you can while the night away - it's a university city, so the streets are filled with students as well as tourists.
Places to Visit Outside of Santiago de Compostela
One reason to hire a car in Santiago de Compostela is the fact that you can have a fantastic time exploring the surrounding area and venturing off the beaten track. If you fancy driving around northern Spain, for example, then you could drive to Ribadeo and explore the well-known Praia das Catedrais -the 'Beach of the Cathedrals'. There are many picturesque fishing villages on the coast, such as the lovely Castro Urdiales, near to Santander. Santillana del Mar is another beautiful medieval village that is well worth a visit to view the prehistoric cave paintings of Cueva de Altamira.
If you prefer mountains instead of the coast, you could head for Potes, a charming village near to Picos de Europa mountains, or Cangas de Onís/Arriondas, where you can visit the Covadonga sanctuary.
Airport Car Hire
Santiago de Compostela is served by its own international airport, the Santiago de Compostela airport, which is located only 13 km from the city and is the second largest airport in Spain. Car hire is available from Enterprise, so you can drive directly from the airport to your hotel or accommodation on arrival. Travel is easy to and from the airport as there are approximately 5,000 short and long stay parking spaces, as well as several private car parks near the airport.
Parking and Traffic Information in Santiago de Compostela
When driving, you will need to think about parking at some point. There are at least three large public car parks in Santiago de Compostela, although they are not actually in the Old Quarter. This is because this historic area is small and can be tricky to drive in, as the streets are very narrow and many areas are for pedestrians only. However, you can find convenient car parks at Rúa de Ramon Pineiro, Praza de Galicia and near the police station, on Avenida Rodrigo de Padron. There is also a large parking garage only 200 metres from the Cathedral and the Old Town, which is available 24 hours a day and offers a range of discounts and promotions for guests in nearby hotels. Metered parking is also a possibility.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
With rental branches across the county, Enterprise offers cheap car hire from convenient, accessible locations. Our large fleet of new vehicles includes great value economy and compact cars, sporty SUVs and spacious people carriers. Whether you need a vehicle for a single day or longer, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has the perfect car to suit your needs. Book online from our Santiago De Compostela branch to guarantee your choice of vehicle at the best possible price.
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