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Free Night Tour Pontevedra Christians and Pagans
We are the first free walking tours company of Galicia and we will be very happy to show you A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra, Vigo, Ourense, Lugo, Sarria and Fisterra. All our guide are local official tour guides, enthusiastic and looking forward to show you are beutiful Galicia.
Explore the lesser known Pontevedra on this hour and a half visit where we will tell you about the perfect mix between Christianity and paganism that exists in Galician lands.
We will tell you about all the Celtic influence that for centuries has marked the culture of the area knowing how and where they lived, where they came from and with what places these Celtic ties are shared throughout the European continent.
One of the most curious things is learning about the history of Samain, the ancient Samhain of Celtic origin and known throughout the world as Halloween, a festivity that was already celebrated here since time immemorial and that had a macabre side but always seeking well-being. future of the inhabitants of the area.
Other festivities of pagan origin such as the night of San Juan, celebrated in almost all of Galicia, is one of the most important festivities in this place and you will learn about its origin and way of celebrating it, while we visit various squares in the old town of Pontevedra and discover the various types typical constructions of the area such as pallozas.
Another of the points of interest that the city has is the fact that it is part of the Camino de Santiago on its Portuguese side. The neighboring country has among its symbols the famous Barcelos Rooster , which has a beautiful legend behind it and which, as night falls, we will tell you about in the beautiful streets of Pontevedra.
We will see the importance of Carnival in Galicia, Holy Week, the meaning of Cruceiros and Hórreos , or miracles that occurred in this place showing, once again, that perfect harmony that, century after century, has been achieved between the Christian and the pagan .
Route: Praza da Leña, Church of San Bartolomé, Mercado de Abastos, Plaza das Cinco Rúas, Sanctuary of Apparitions and Ponte do Burgo.
* Free payment for each attendee at the end of the visit.
* Punctuality is important. Reservations for visits will be held for 5 minutes after the start of the visit. Once this time has elapsed, the places will be released for the waiting list.
* In the case of not attending, it is requested and appreciated that the reservation be canceled or communicated so that the guide is not waiting and does not make the rest of the attendees wait.
* Reservations of more than 6 people in the same group of friends/family are not allowed . In case of making separate reservations for a group larger than 6 people, the guide can reject the attendees at the same meeting point.
* The client can request receipt of his payment or claim forms.
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Praza Ourense, 4, 36001 Pontevedra, S...Praza Ourense, 4, 36001 Pontevedra, Spain
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1Outside visitPraza da Ferraria
2Outside visitFirewood Square
3Outside visitChurch of Saint Bartholomew
4Outside visitFood Market
5Outside visitPraza Das Cinco Rúas
6Outside visitSanctuary of Apparitions
7Outside visitBurgo Bridge
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).