Come and discover with us the beauty and magic that surrounds the city of Santiago de Compostela. Visit the most emblematic places and let yourself be captivated by its stories and legends. These mysteries are told by your own private guide in this Private Santiago de Compostela Walking Tour.
The idea of this Private Santiago de Compostela Walking Tour is to help you discover a little of the history of this beautiful city. It is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Also it serve as a GPS for you to know the places where the best tapas are served. In a nutshell, it´s your best option if you want to acclimatize to the culture of Santiago de Compostela or better yet, of all Galicia.
As it is a tour that seeks to help you know the city where you are staying. Obviously the itinerary is decided by you. We will create a walking experience according to your tastes and interests.
The meeting point will be set up in a centrally located meeting point. If your hotel is centrally located, we can start from there.
Points of Interest & Landmarks
The first thing you will know is the Plaza del Obradorio. That will be approximately at 10 in the morning, because the idea is that at 11 you can enter the famous Pilgrim Mass. This is held every day to receive the people who arrive after doing the Camino de Santiago. But before entering this religious event, your guide will tell you details about the different squares that surround the cathedral. You will understand the meaning of the shells. You will know the origin of the Botafumeiro. We will have to change to even discover why the city is called Compostela.
Then you’ll enter the Mass. It lasts approximately one hour. At the end you can go to the Main Altar. If you wish, you can also go to the back of it to perform the traditional ritual of hugging the apostle. If not, then the next stop will be the Cathedral Museum, where you will admire great treasures of its history.
Once the religious formality is over, we’ll delve into the tourist area of Santiago. This is downtown, which you will travel like a true local. You will learn what are the hot spots, the best places to eat some tapas, drink a cold beer or taste a good glass of wine. You will also discover the hidden streets and squares of this magnificent city.
Of course we will also visit historical buildings of great interest such as the Church of Santa María do Camiño or the Collegiate Church of Santa María la Real de Sar. Also, we will walk through the La Alameda Park, where we´ll narrate you the story of the two Marias and you can even take a selfie with these picturesque characters.