The city's winged heritage
The city occupies a large ridge running from the northeast to the southwest and bordered on both sides by two small rivers, the Sar and the Sarela, which retain a fine riparian forest in many places. In addition, inside it has numerous parks and gardens of great interest, since many of them date back many decades with large trees that can thus accommodate many different bird species.
Unlike other cities located next to an estuary, Santiago de Compostela has no large nearby wetland though some water birds can be seen in the small lake of one of its parks, the Música en Compostela, next to the Auditorio de Galicia. Birds are a hidden heritage for the city.