Free tour of Historic Santiago with Juan and Fran, the best rated ⭐!

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on December 27, 2023

Juan and Fran are two official guides who, after more than 10 years guiding in different cities in Europe and driven by homesickness, returned to our homeland in 2020 to create our own project.

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  • 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
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

How was Santiago de Compostela born and how did it end up becoming a religious, cultural and tourist reference? Join this exciting guided tour to really get to know this incredible city.

The more than 10 years of experience of our guides will make you immerse yourself in the history of this ancient city with their story, but also appreciate our unique gastronomy, popular culture and traditions.

Every good story has a good beginning and there is no better place than Obradoiro Square to explain the origin of the city through its imposing buildings: Cathedral, Pazo de Raxoi, Colexio de San Xerome and Hostal de los Reyes Católicos.

We will cross the arch where the bagpiper usually plays to enjoy the immense monastery of San Martín Pinario, as well as the north façade of the Cathedral. From there we will go to Plaza de la Quintana, Cervantes, Mercado de Abastos, Faculty of Geography and History, Praza Mazarelos and Santa María Salomé, to finish the visit in Alameda Park.

The park is a must-see to be able to address the tragic history of Las Marías and explain the reason for the explosion of the city in the 90s, closing the tour at a viewpoint with one of the most beautiful views of the old city.

If you want to discover the city in an enjoyable way with the confidence of having official and experienced guides, if you are looking to immerse yourself in popular culture and also receive good gastronomic advice from local people...

This is your visit!!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Praza do Obradoiro, 5, 15705 Santiago...
    Praza do Obradoiro, 5, 15705 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
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    Praza do Obradoiro with a white and blue umbrella, attached to the university rectorate (if you are looking towards the Cathedral from the center of the square, the building on your right).

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    Praza do Obradoiro
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    Immaculate Square
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    Outside visit
    Quintana Square
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    Outside visit
    Cervantes Square
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    Outside visit
    Market Square
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    Outside visit
    Mazarelos Square
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    Outside visit
    Church of Santa Maria Salome
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    Outside visit
    Alameda Park

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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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 9 people.
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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.

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