Santiago de Compostela wants to introduce tourist tax to prevent ‘uncontrolled tourism’

“I want Santiago de Compostela to stop being just a tourist destination and a theme park,” mayor says.

Santiago de Compostela, the destination of Spain’s famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, wants to introduce a tourist tax to curb overcrowding.

The popular destination in Spain’s northwestern autonomous community of Galicia welcomed almost 440,000 ‘pilgrims’ in 2022. Its annual average number of visitors exceeds 300,000.

Walkers take a wide range of pilgrimage routes starting in Spain, France and Portugal and ending at the city’s 9th-century cathedral. For Christians, the Romanesque basilica is believed to be the burial place of Saint James the Great, one of the apostles of Jesus.

Sworn in as the city’s

→ Continue reading at Euronews

[ufc-fb-comments url=""]

Latest Articles

Related Articles