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Free walking tour in the Old Town of Santiago de Compostela

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    The original and first free walking tour in Santiago de Compostela. This tour starts at the Obradoiro Square, where the 4 powers of the city are presented. Then this tour goes around the Cathedral showing the main squares of the city and their meaning in the city's history: Inmaculada, Quintana de Vivos and de Mortos, Platerias, Fonseca.

    You will understand how Saint James came to Galicia, when the tradition of the Camino started, why the Pilgrims use a shell...

    This first part of the walk takes the most famous monuments of the city and the second part is much more local, taking you to the Local Market (Mercado de Abastos), hidden squares, narrow streets and the Alameda Park, with the best views of the Cathedral.

    All this walking tour in the city will be carried out by a local guide that knows perfectly the city, not only the stories that he will tell you but also whatever you want to know about the city of Santiago de Compostela or the region of Galicia.

    And of course, the best advises to enjoy completely Santiago de Compostela: best places for tapas, lunch and dinner, where to go for some drinks, museums, parks... Whatever you want to know!

    And at the end, you are free to pay as much as you want.
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    Departure Point
    Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Praza do Obradoiro, s/n, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Rúa do Vilar, Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
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    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday

    Our guide, Diego, did a very good job both organizing the group and developing the history of Santiago de Compostela. The walking tour was at a very good pace and Diego showed us where the Farmer's market was wo that we could return. The market...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Dean H
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Guide spoke poor English. The guide didn’t make clear what she was trying to say. Explanations didn’t do a good job of giving the city context. She basically lost her audience and some of the facts you could make out, turned out to be inaccurate...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    MargotWandEGalicia, Comm Director at Santiago D.C. Freetours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Hola Tommo!! Thank you for sharing your opinion. "Our guide was very prompt and spoke excellent English so we could understand everything" is one of the many opinions we received of our English speaking tours. We received this opinion recently, on Sept 3rd. Would you...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I recommend this amazing walking tour for those who are keen on knowing the history of Santiago de Compostela in a first encounter.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank aussRich
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Simon was an excellent tour guide. He shared a lot of history and less well known details. You could tell he loves his city!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank lnlillie
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    I did my free walking tour on August 14th, Matìa the guide has been suoer professional and funny. I recommend this to everyone, it' great and it's for free, you just have to book in their website. Next time I would do the Santiago Magic...More

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    jponzi
    19 August 2019|
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    Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
    Our tour started at 10 a.m., but you can check the start time when you book the tour online.
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    28 July 2019|
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    Response from PaulaCM66 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes our tour guide spoke beautiful English
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    18 June 2019|
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    Response from Bmoces06 | Reviewed this property |
    Our tour was 2.5 to 3 hours in total.
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