Legends of Santiago Free Tour

Discover the enigmas of the most mysterious land

We will immerse ourselves in the legends of Santiago and Galicia from the famous meigas and the Santa Compaña to the most current rites.

Discover the enigmas of the most mysterious land
Everyday at 19:00
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1 hour 45 minutes
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Descubre la histórica Rúa do vilar en Santiago de Compostela

Some interesting spots

  • Quintana Square
  • Pilgrim legends
  • San Miguel dos Agros
  • Old Jewish quarter
  • Tales of the Inquisition and Freemasonry
  • Church of the Souls
  • Puerta del Camino
  • San Pedro neighbour
  • Bonaval cemetery

What will you find in this tour?

In this Free Tour of Legends of Santiago de Compostela we are going to discover the legends, stories, traditions, and superstitions of yesterday and today. Stories in which the ancient tradition meets the most current customs making Galicia the mysterious land where the meigas live and you have to take care of the Santa Compaña.

The tour will go through the most unknown part of the old town of Santiago, departing from the Cathedral of Santiago, where we will give some brushstrokes of the mystical origins of Galicia, towards the north, far from the bourgeoisie and the power of the church. We will pass through the old enclaves of the Inquisition and the Jewish quarter and we will move away from the bustling centre towards the old suburbs of the medieval city, where legends and their protagonists grew. Alchemists, cabalists, holy men, mythical thieves, everything is possible in the land where legends continue to survive in their essence.

As a climax, we will end, as it could not be otherwise, in a cemetery with views of the city in San Pedro neighbourhood, where one gets warm in its many restaurants, and fantasize about possible appearances on the night that begins to cover Compostela.

View of the Cathedral from the alameda with our free tour Santiago de Compostela

Our guide, Juan, is one of the best guides we have come across on all the tours we have had. A boy who knows a lot and makes it very entertaining, mixing history with popular culture.
It is very worth going into the Cathedral and having a professional of the stature of Juan tell you about it. There is no color.
Thank you very much for showing us Santiago and its Cathedral!

Antonio Ortiz

Great both Juan in the part of the city and Andrés in the cathedral; they make something enjoyable that gives a lot of data but with anecdotes and jokes to make it more entertaining

Ana Vera

Andrés was our guide, historian, native of Santiago. It was an incredible experience. Entertaining, fun, funny and with millions of recommendations under his arm.

Concha Prosper

We are three friends who have visited this city numerous times, but this time, we have done two guided tours with Juan, the city tour and the cathedral tour. It has been an unforgettable exhibition due to his extensive knowledge, sense of humor and his desire to make us love this city by transmitting his enthusiasm and experience. Highly recommended

Beatriz Tejo

SUPER RECOMMENDED!! We have been doing the tour with our guide Juan and in addition to knowing the historic center he tells you many interesting and funny anecdotes! We liked it a lot and we would definitely repeat! Thank you John :)

Jorge “Gambor”

My partner and I have done two tours today: one with Fran through the city and another with Andrés inside the cathedral. Both have been great guides, it shows their knowledge of history and the enthusiasm they put forth. A pleasure to have taken the freetours.

Dani Martínez

Highly recommended Small groups and the guide very entertaining

Noor Y

One of the best tours we have done :) and we have like 30 all over Europe. Juan is a crack! Thank you :)

Angel Luis Reillo

The tour is very interesting, we have discovered a lot of things that otherwise would have gone unnoticed.
Andres, the guide has been very polite and respectful of all the places visited.

Maria Lopez

The free tour has been enjoyable, fun and very complete. A complete vision of the old town with a touch of humor on the part of the guide that has made us enjoy the morning a lot. Totally recommended.

Félix Sosa

The tour with Juan is something that should be on your list of things to do in Santiago. There are 2 hours of history and information that he tells in an educational and at the same time fun way ... You can tell that he likes to do it and transmits it to others ... Recommended to 1000%

Abel Ríos

Better impossible!! Juan, who has been our guide, is amazing. Can't do better. It gives you a lot of interesting historical information and is also friendly and fun. He has incredible humor and oratory. I repeat, it cannot be done better! Thanks John!