Discover Galicia with Juan and Fran: History, popular culture, emigration, gastronomy, traditions...

Duration: 1h and 30min
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

Have you ever wondered why Galicians answer with a question, why they emigrated so much, why they are so superstitious, why Galician is so similar to Portuguese or why seafood in Galicia is so famous?

Let yourself be guided by a Galician from Costa da Morte and another from Ferrolterra, two official guides from Galicia who emigrated and practiced their profession abroad for 10 years, until morriña did its job and they returned home.

We will begin the visit in Plaza San Miguel, a quiet square to make an introduction, laying the foundations of the history of Galicia and the reason for its particularities. From there we will go to a historical library to talk about the origin of their language. We will continue the visit, touring at all times the lesser-known area of ​​the historic center of Santiago, addressing topics such as the Galician historical festivals, superstitions, historical politicians, gastronomy, the climate...To end the tour at a beautiful viewpoint, next to the sculpture of who has surely been the person who has best represented Galicians throughout history, Rosalía de Castro, to address, of course, the issue of Galician emigration.

  • San Miguel Square
  • Real Houses
  • San Roque Square
  • San Francisco
  • Pilgrims Cemetery
  • San Clemente School
  • Alameda Park (Rosalia de Castro viewpoint)

If you want to truly soak up the history and culture of Galicia with official and experienced guides...

Book with us :)

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pl. de San Martiño, Santiago de Compo...
    Pl. de San Martiño, Santiago de Compostela, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain
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    You will see us in Plaza San Martiño with a navy blue umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    San Martino Square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Rua das Casas Reais
  • 3
    Outside visit
    San Roque Square
  • 4
    Outside visit
    San Francisco Coast
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Rua da Trindade
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Rua de San Clemente
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Rosalía de Castro Monument. 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).

Tour opinions

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Fernando 30 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Carmen 29 Apr 2024
Ciudad Real

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Leticia 18 Apr 2024
A Coruña

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Encantada con este tour. Juan nos ha contado de todo sobre la ciudad, historia, gastronomía, tradiciones... Se nota que es un guía muy preparado y el tour cubre mucho más de lo que te esperas, hemos descubierto lugares de la ciudad que no habríamos visto yendo solos. Es un gusto cuando la gente hace su trabajo con tanta pasión!
Alfonso 17 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Un tour 100% recomendable. La mejor forma de conocer Santiago con un guía experimentado que nos hizo disfrutar aún más la ciudad. Gracias Juan por un tour fantástico.
Ángel 17 Apr 2024
Donostia-San Sebastian

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Tour súper interasante para conocer Galicia, el guía dominaba todos los registros y fue muy amable y simpático en todo momento. Gracias!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 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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