The capital city of Galicia, an autonomous region of Spain, Santiago De Compostela can trace its history back to the 4th Century AD. According to local legend, it is the final burial place of the apostle St. James, and each year since the early Middle Ages, thousands of Christians across Europe make the pilgrimage to the town in a journey known as The Way of St. James. The final destination of this journey, and the city's biggest tourist attraction, is the truly impressive Santiago De Compostela Cathedral. Burned to the ground by Arab invaders in the 9th Century, this version of this stunning cathedral was completed in the 12th Century, and the crypt is said to contain the remains of St. James himself. The Old Town itself was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985, due to a combination of its architectural beauty and spiritual significance. A car rental Santiago De Compostela gives you the freedom to see this fascinating and beautiful town at your own leisure. It's also worth taking a drive around the surrounding areas. Situated in the north-west of Spain, with an Atlantic coastline, Galicia is a green and beautiful region in its own right, with a unique culture and fabulous cuisine. Sixt rent a car is happy to be the first choice for car hire Santiago De Compostela.