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Santiago de Compostela Walking Tour

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Whether you are a pilgrim ending the Camino or a history buff who would like to marvel in the ancient history, our Santiago de Compostela Walking tour offers something for everyone. Located in the beautiful and green region of Galicia, it is the Northwest of Spain and famous for not only the Way of St. James but many other things including the art, the music, the food and the world class monuments as well as a very old University.  

To begin, our tour starts in the Plaza de Obradoiro where your guide will unfold the history of the city, its origins starting with the massive and beautiful structure of the Cathedral which began construction in 1075 as Romanesque but later evolved with its continued additions of both Gothic and Baroque style. We will hear if the legends are true or just a myth and why this pilgrimage has become world renown as either spiritual or religious for followers from all over the world.  Your guided tour will continue on to enjoy some of the more historic sites and buildings of the old quarter and pending the day and hour, your guide will introduce you to the wonderful culture of food, tapas and culinary world through open markets and the tapa bars.  While this is not a food tour, if you wish to take a tapa, let us know and we can arrange it. It is recommended to take business cards to return.  We are happy to give you tips on the best places to try while visiting. 


  • Private Guide  
  • Map with marked itinerary
  • Numerous tips and recommendations on how to spend your time

    Some highlights of the Santiago de Compostela walking tour

    • Famous Santiago Cathedral holding the the remains of St. James seen from the outside
    • Ancient stone buildings in the old quarter
    • Colorful market of Abastos 

    Our Santiago de Compostela walking tour starts at Plaza de Obradoiro (we will give you a specific location)  but we can change to your hotel:

    • Explanation of the Cathedral, it´s history, legends and importance to the Pilgrims
    • old center
    • talk on one of the oldest universities in Spain
    • Food market with talk on importance of seafood in the culture
    • Church of San Pelayo
    This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added based on time allowed.  As this is a private tour, we are happy to have our guide customize it to a degree. This can happen on the spot or you can send us preferences. 
    Please note that if you decide to be picked up at the hotel instead of meeting the guide at the designated meeting point, this itinerary may be altered.


    Duration: 3 hours
    Start:  10:00 AM
    Start point: Plaza de Obradoiro

    If your hotel is nearby and you prefer to be picked up, let us know when you book the tour.

    Optional for this tour:
    We can combine our Santiago de Compostela walking tour with a tapa tour.

    Cost for entering Cathedral per person: €6

    Other information:
    We will contact you after an order is placed to check everything is correct and to continue the process. Remember we can make manual changes to your order later on. Please refer to our terms and conditions for cancellation policies. If you are unclear on how to book, please contact us via phone or email. 


    Declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site thanks to the Cathedral and Old city center, Santiago is one of the most important cities of Galicia. There is no question that the Camino de Santiago brings thousands of tourists into the city every year and the legends of the remains of the Apostle Saint James continue to draw many people for the religious traditions. Santiago and its rich traditions are earning their own fame on the map. The intense history from the collapse of the Roman Empire and it´s kinship with the important neighboring Portuguese gives this very green region of Spain a special history that is unique to the rest of the country. The seafood traditions and Celtic influence will be enough to keep you returning for more.

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