This tour is the perfect way to introduce us to the fascinating history of Santiago de Compostela, letting ourselves be enveloped by its monuments, churches, palaces and monasteries. We will start our walk in the famous Obradoiro Square, situated among all the powers that have raised and governed the city for centuries: the impressive Cathedral, destination for dozens of pilgrims each year; the Pazo de Raxoi, headquarters of the City Council; and the Pazo of San Xerome, rectory of the University.
Then, we will immerse ourselves in the millennial streets of the old town to learn everything that the ancient stones of Compostela hide, in whose origins history and legends are mixed. Our walk will lead us to such places as Monastery of San Martiño Pinario, the Hostal of Catholic Kings, the Quintana and Cervantes squares, and the second most visited place in the city: the Abastos Market. We will meet the king that Vitor Hugo wrote about, we will discover the dark story of how Compostela became an Archbishopric, we will get excited by the fight of the Irmandiños and we will unlock the mystery of who is buried in the tomb of James the Great. We will walk the french camino of the pilgrims and leave the old area through Porta Faxeira. After passing the Two Marias, we will enjoy one of the best panoramic views of Compostela from the Alameda viewpoint.
Join our guides on this free tour of Santiago and discover all the mysteries of the third holy city of Christianity.