In addition to serving the home town and being a place of constant transit of pilgrims heading to Santiago de Compostela, the Camino de Santiago is an ideal place for walking, biking or running. Its condition as a long road (declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1993), has allowed it to join the network of European long-distance paths. In the environment of Santo Domingo de la Calzada it is a compacted dirt road, with signposts describing different slopes and runs through town along Calle Mayor. In addition, the town hosts the Academy of Arts and Drama of Camino de Santiago.