Free Tour Betanzos and its great history.

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on March 08, 2022
  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome to this incredible corner of Galicia where history, culture, ethnography and gastronomy go hand in hand for the enjoyment of great tourism lovers.
The Free Tour will try to offer a historical and geographical vision through the customs of the betanceiros. Secular traditions linked to the guilds and brotherhoods of the city that have prevailed over the years are preserved.
The Plaza de los Hermanos García Naveira is the starting point for this monumental visit. Known as 'O Campo' for being the place where historically the important fairs and markets of agricultural, livestock and craft products from the now defunct province of the same name of Betanzos were held. Over time, it became the backbone of city life, as evidenced by its splendid monumental buildings:

  • Saint Anthony's Hospital
  • Diana's Fountain
  • Don Juan's House
  • The Archive Building
  • The Church and cloister of Santo de Domingo with its baroque tower from where the famous Betanzos Globe is launched, are a good example of this.

We will meet at the García Naveira Brothers Statue while explaining the life and work of these great Betance patrons Juan and Jesús who also promoted the construction of the Parque del Pasatiempo, a work unparalleled for its originality and charm.
Once the main historical and geographical data of the city has been clarified, we will enter its magnificent old area where we will witness the great heritage wealth of the town.
We will visit its important Gothic churches for which Betanzos is known as the capital of Galician Gothic. Important in this sense is the figure of Fernán Pérez de Andrade, perhaps the most illustrious of the nobles of Betanzos, who is also known as the City of Knights.
Through its tortuous streets with a medieval layout, we will also find important modernist buildings such as El Palco de la Música, La Casa Núñez (today the headquarters of the Centro de Internacional de Estampa Contemporánea) and Las Escuelas García Naveira.

The Tour will pass in an entertaining and fun way through the different anecdotes that make up the history of the city.
Do not hesitate to book your place, it is a unique opportunity in an unforgettable destination!

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    Praza Galicia, 2, 15319 Betanzos, A C...
    Praza Galicia, 2, 15319 Betanzos, A Coruña, Spain
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    Statue of the García Naveira Brothers. Look for the Orange Umbrella.

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).

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Pilar 08 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Ya hice ayer otra con Cesar y tengo que seguir diciendo que fenomenal lleno de información y busco lugares específicos y relevantes del lugar. Sin duda eligiera a este profesional si vengo a Betanzos y A Coruña
Antonio 01 Oct 2023

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Una bonita y excelente visita a Betanzos, muy bien guiados por César.
Federico 05 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Tour muy completo, ameno, con mucha informacion y detalle, muy recomendable, el guru perfecto conocedor de Betanzos
Marcelino 04 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Tremenda la profesionalidad de Cesar. Si no hubiésemos hecho el tour con él nos habríamos ido de la ciudad sin conocer nada. Absolutamente recomendable
Paloma 25 Aug 2023
Alcala de Henares

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
César nos enseñó Betanzos de una manera alegre y divertida, que después de 2 horas y media nos pareció corto.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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