Santiago de Compostela. History and Legend

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Tour Number

Activity Level

26747


Categories

Museums / Culture, Food and Wine

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
The walking tour may have some changes being cobbled streets and not all the historical buildings provide an easy access.Even so, we can manage a very beautiful experience with the atmosphere that this gorgeous town has to offer to its visitors.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), Italian (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Enjoy a walk through the historical town of Santiago de Compostela


This tour will give you the chance to walk and touch history; Santiago is considered along with Rome and Jerusalem as one of the capitals of Christianism due to the presence of the tomb of the Apostle Saint James the Great. I will describe you the fascinating stories of kings, archbishops and noble fights concerning this jewel of Spain. An exciting town of just arrived pilgrims, tourists and students of its renaissance University we will see. We will contemplate the hotel of The Hospital of the Catholic Kings where pilgrims stayed 500 years ago or even the Irish School where the Zorro studied before heading to Mexico.

We will walk through squares, alleys and cobbled streets, imagining for a moment to be back 600 years ago when the jewish community here lived too, while traditional guilds like the silversmiths or jetsmiths still exist.
Definitely an experience to live!

Itinerary

Main squares around the Cathedral - Obradoiro, Quintana, Platerias - the local Market on opening days (tuesday to saturday), University renaissance cloister, Vilar street with its cafés 200 years old Alameda park for its views over the historical town.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Hotel where people are staying or meeting point in Obradoiro square.

End location: Obradoiro Square, Santiago de Compostela

Duration: 3 hours

In summer season timing might be altered in case of Cathedral access.

Transportation

Walking tour.Most of the historical part of Santiago do not admit any kind of transport, being most of it pedestrian.

What’s Included

All described in 'tour overview'. All the rest is to be considered not included.

What’s Extra

Tickets for Cathedral access and everything not included in the 'included' section.

A Recent Review of this tour

Excellent guide and tour.
Francois Lechner

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