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General Spanish Course
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Santiago de Compostela

Best language schools in Santiago de Compostela (ranked based on student reviews)

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Rating: 4.3

4.33 reviews

Rating: 4.7

Quality of teaching

Rating: 1.0

Leisure program
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The Lorca Institute is in the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela. The school is located in the city centre, close to Praza de Galicia, the train station and within a 10-minute walk of...

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Spanish Course 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
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400€ 380€
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Rating: 4.0

4.04 reviews

Rating: 4.2

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.7

Leisure program
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School currently open
Academia Iria Flavia accredited by FEDELE  (Federacion De Escuelas De Espanol Como Lengua Extranjera) Academia Iria Flavia accredited by Instituto Cervantes

At the end of the pilgrimage known as the Way of St. James, lies the city of Santiago de Compostela with its magnificent cathedral with the Shrine of St James. Academia Iria Flavia is a...

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Standard 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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395€ 378€
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What our students said about Santiago de Compostela

Rating: 3/5


Beautiful city with a friendly atmosphere. Nice people, good food and overall affordable. Just be aware that it could take a while before getting used to their rhythm of living! The vegetation is really verdant. Expect some rainy days!


Rating: 4/5


Probably a good place to study because the climate encourages indoor activities, like study!


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Santiago de Compostela

Rating: 4

4.0 | 4 reviews

Small school. We know everybody. It is friendly
Good experience.

26 September 2019
Course: Standard 20 - 1 week
Student age: 71 years

Marie Luce

Key Facts about Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela: Santiago de Compostela is the capital of the Spanish region of Galicia. It's hard not to be both charmed and wowed by this city. The architecture and atmosphere of the city with a strong local character are alive with history and visitors often feel like they’ve taken a step back in time when they come here. The main attraction and final point of pilgrimage is The Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, where elaborately carved stone facades open onto grand plazas contained within the medieval walls of the old town. In the area you will find countless restaurants and bars specialise in fine Galician seafood and local wines, a taste sensation.

Population: 96,000

Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)

Region: Galicia, Provincia da Coruña

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.2169 USD)

Santiago de Compostela quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.4

4.4 (7 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Spain average):3.76 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
    Mains electricity:
    • Plug Type C
    • Plug Type F
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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    Events in Santiago de CompostelaBest time to take a language course in Santiago de Compostela


    February 2021The city of Santiago de Compostela has kept the tradition of having a very festive and colourful festival. Big parades are organised presenting various artists: musicians, dancers, actors, etc. Spectators are dressed up to have a good time with their friends and family.

    Fiestas de La Ascension
    Fiestas de La Ascension

    May 2021The festival of the ascension is the second most important event in Santiago de Compostela. Traditional cultural events such as outdoor concerts and parades are held but the most important event is the big livestock fair that is held.

    Night of San Juan
    Night of San Juan

    June 2021On the summer solstice, locals celebrate the arrival of summer with a big festival. The highlight of these celebrations are the bonfires that take place at every corner. According to local belief, jumping through the fires repel witchcraft and evil curses. You can also enjoy traditional music and grilled sardines in the streets.

    Fiestas del Apostol
    Fiestas del Apostol

    July 2021Each year, big celebrations are held to celebrate Santiago, the apostle of the city. From the religious ceremonies held in the cathedral, to the outdoor concerts, clown performances and the amazing fireworks, this is the place to be at this time of year!

    Feito a man
    Feito a man

    August 2021A small music festival with hundreds of concerts and performances held open-air in the streets and squares of the Old Town.


    November 2021A cinema festival held in Santiago de Compostela, since 1988, reviewing the season's best non-commercial cinema.

      FAQ about schools in Santiago de Compostela

    • Lorca Institute has received the best overall rating in Santiago de Compostela.
    • Lorca Institute, located in Rúa do Hórreo, 33 has been voted as the school with the best location in Santiago de Compostela.
    • Lorca Institute was rated highest for quality of teaching.
    • 'Shared Apartment' at Academia Iria Flavia is the best rated accommodation in Santiago de Compostela.
    • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for Spain is 3 weeks.
    • Students rated Santiago de Compostela with 4.4 stars out of 5.
    • In Santiago de Compostela electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type C, F.
    • See the climate table of Santiago de Compostela and the event calendar of Santiago de Compostela with events such as Carnaval, Fiestas de La Ascension, Night of San Juan.
    • 378€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Spanish course in Santiago de Compostela. The average cost of a language course in Santiago de Compostela is 117€ per week.
    • Students rated the activity program at Academia Iria Flavia as the best.

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