Free circular tour of Santiago de Compostela

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish, Portuguese
Quality Verified Registered on November 17, 2022

Discover Europe with The Cooltour by Culture&Touring! Culture and Touring is a Spanish brand with a solid presence in emblematic destinations such as Berlin, Prague, Granada, Vigo, Pontevedra and Santiago de Compostela. We specialize in offering a unique and enriching experience to our visitors, with historical, alternative and gastronomic tours meticulously designed by historians and qualified professionals. We are proud to offer a rigorous perspective on the history of each city we explore, ensuring that every detail is backed by deep historical knowledge. Our tours are more than just tours; They are an immersion in the culture and heritage of each place. What sets us apart is our team of professional guides, with a minimum of 2 years of experience and an unwavering commitment to excellence. All of our guides are evaluated monthly to ensure the highest quality on each tour. With over 5,000 reviews on TripAdvisor and thousands on Google Business, our customers speak for themselves. At Culture and Touring, we not only promise to discover the history of the city, but also ensure that our guides are an integral part of your experience. Embark on an unforgettable journey with Culture and Touring and discover Europe in a completely new way.

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Tour description

Welcome to our circular Free Tour of Santiago de Compostela! We will begin our visit in the emblematic Praza do Obradoiro, the heart of the city and home of the majestic Cathedral of Santiago. Here, we will give a brief introduction about the history and importance of this iconic place.

From Praza do Obradoiro, we will head to Praza das Praterías , famous for its baroque fountain and the impressive south façade of the Cathedral, adorned with sculptures representing biblical scenes and the lives of the apostles.

We will continue our tour along the historic Rúa Xelmírez , a cobblestone street that will transport us to medieval times, surrounded by traditional architecture and places that preserve the old charm of the city.

Our next stop will be the Praza da Universidade , a place full of history where the Fonseca College is located, one of the most representative buildings of the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Then, we will visit the Praza de Abastos , the most important market in the city. Here, we will be able to see and smell the fresh and local products, and understand a little more about Galician gastronomy and the daily life of the people of Compostela.

The next stop will be the Praza de Cervantes , a place with a lively atmosphere and a central fountain that pays tribute to the famous writer Miguel de Cervantes. It is a popular meeting point for city residents.

We will enter Rúa da Azabachería , known for its craft shops that work with azabache, a black gem that has been part of local tradition and culture for centuries.

Later, we will arrive at the Quintana de Vivos y Mortos , a square divided into two levels with suggestive names. In the upper part, the Quintana de Vivos, events and social activities are held, while in the lower part, the Quintana de Mortos, there is access to the crypt of the Cathedral.

Our penultimate stop will be the Praza da Inmaculada , where the Monastery of San Martín Pinario is located, an impressive baroque building that stands out for its architecture and its history as one of the most important monasteries in Galicia.

Finally, we will return to Praza do Obradoiro to conclude our tour. Here, we will be able to reflect on everything we have learned and admire once again the magnificent Cathedral of Santiago.

Thank you for joining us on this circular tour of Santiago de Compostela! We hope you have enjoyed the tour and take with you a little piece of the history and magic of this unique city.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Praza do Obradoiro, 15705 Santiago de...
    Praza do Obradoiro, 15705 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
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    Plaza del Obradoiro (Under the Raxoi manor, Concello side), we carry yellow umbrellas.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    San Martin Pinario Monastery
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Gelmírez Palace
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Raxoi Manor
  • 4
    Outside visit
    San Jeronimo College
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Fonseca street

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).

Tour opinions

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María 08 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Buena información
Angela 22 May 2024
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Fue decepcionante llegar al punto de encuentro y no ver a nadie, ni que nadie nos avisase de que el tour no iba a realizarse.
María 21 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Quizás por el clima (lluvia) paseamos poco por la ciudad vieja. Me faltaron datos curiosos, leyendas, historias del pueblo. Pero en general bien y con el plus de la visita al Catedral que me sorprendió
Daniel 06 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Encantador Albert. Da gusto la pasión que siente por su trabajo. Lo transmite desde el primer momento.
Viviana 28 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
No encanto su simpatía y todas informacion
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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