Galicia, a story in the world explores the reality of and relationship between the historical territory of Galicia and other countries and civilisations, as well as its impact on crucial historical events. It thus destroys the myth of isolation and periphery. Conceived as the first major international exhibition organised by the Regional Government of Galicia for the “Xacobeo” Holy Year of St James in 2021, and curated by Manuel Gago Mariño, it argues that Galicia can be seen as a vantage point from which to tell the story of the universe, and as a people wanting to participate in the world.
Jewels of universal heritage brought together in a single exhibition: the Book of Invasions, the Kennicott Bible, the Vatican's 'Calixtine Codex', the Saint of Asorey... more than three hundred works from places such as Oxford, Cambridge, Dublin, Rome, Lisbon, Buenos Aires or Montevideo. A journey through the four cardinal points discovering the myths, histories and memories that forged the Galician identity during millennia.
An interactive journey
Through augmented reality, virtual reality or systems of sensory presence, Galicia, a story in the world uses technology to expand objects and bring them into our present, allowing visitors to experience the story at first hand.
This Santiago night experience includes many activities to live the evening atmosphere in Santiago through restaurants, pubs and typical Queimada. You will be doing all of this with an expert local guide. The tour takes around 4-hours starting at 18:00 with a special tour to discover the city by night (noite, in Galician language) and hear about the legends and stories of spirits and witches.
At 20:15, have dinner in a typical Galician restaurant tasting the most famous dishes. Dinner includes entrées, drinks and the choice of fish or meat as a main meal. At the end of the dinner, a surprise awaits you. You will experience one of the most mystical Galician experiences - Queimada, a burning drink that was, and still is, known because of its magical properties to take away the bad spirits.
Afterwards, visit a typical pub in the historical town at 22:00 with live music and enjoy the nightlife in Santiago de Compostela (Pub O Momo, A Casa das Crechas).
Reservation is required
Discover the secrets of Santiago de Compostela on this walking tour. This experience will take around 4-hours with different activities.
Have a walking tour around the city and visit the historical town (Zona Vieja) and Alameda Park with the best views of the cathedral. Then, enjoy appetizers at a famous restaurant called A Moha, in Rúa Nova, where you will try the most delicious Spanish omelette in the city with Galician wine or beer (soft drinks are also available such as soda, juice and water). Lunch in a typical Galician restaurant with one of the most famous Galician dishes known as “Pulpo á feira” (Galician octopus).
Visit inside the Cathedral of Santiago and see the saint’s grave, hug the main sculpture of Saint James and walk around its chapels. Afterwards, have coffee at the Airas Nunes, the best place in town for chocolate cake.
Pick up from your HOTEL. Visiting:
A Barosa Natural Park: Natural paradise of oaks, chestnut trees and laurel, crossed by waterfalls and river rapids of Agra one. Dotted with a network of mills built in the twelfth century. A place to breathe, relax and enjoy the less touristy and the more authentic Galicia.
Combarro: Small fishing village on the shore of the estuary of Pontevedra, considered among the most beautiful in Spain. Built on a giant rock and dotted with corn stores, fishermen’s cottages and stone crosses. A trip back in time through its narrow streets and squares.
A Toxa island: The famous island because of the soap and hot springs. We’ll visit the small museum of the old factory and the chapel, its outside walls are completely covered with scallop shells.
Cruise along the estuary enjoying prawns, a free buffet of mussels, wine and liquor: A trip where you will able to see firsthand the production of mussels, oysters and scallops; with stops at the mussel farms and many, many fresh mussels to eat with one of the best Albariño wines of Galicia and liquor cream shots.
Visit to an exclusive Albariño wine cellar: We will learn about the production of these appreciated wines in one of the most exclusive cellars of Galicia. Including three wine tasting.
A Lanzada: We will stretch our legs with a walk through a place with a history that goes back to the ninth century, at the foot of one of the most spectacular beaches in Galicia and home of the famous moonlight rituals.
Cambados: At the historical capital town of the Salnés we’ll see some of its famous monuments, places of special charm that will leave you enchanted.
Pick up from your HOTEL and start of the tour. Visiting:
Paxareiras viewpoint: Privileged views of the southern tip of the Costa da Morte, from Lira to Fisterra.
Muxía: We will visit the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de la Barca, a pilgrimage place linked to the Camino de Santiago, its spectacular setting, the holy stones and the Skin way.
Fisterra: The point that marks the end of the Roman world, a place for prechristian cults linked to the “Ara Solis” and kilometre zero of the Camino de Santiago, with a spectacular lighthouse (the first built ont the Costa da Morte) and special viewpoints over the Atlantic).
Langosteira beach: One of the most spectacular beaches of the Costa da Morte, home of the famous “longueirón de Finisterre”, a special kind of razor clam, very selective and little known jewel of galician cusine.
Ézaro waterfall: One of the most magical parts of Costa da Morte. The only southern European river having a waterfall that flows into the sea, ina an area flanked by Mount Pindo (Celtic Olympus), fishing villages and pristine beaches.
Lunch: A varied menu with seafood and rice, fresh local fish, galician beef, homemade dessert, wine, water, coffe… all this in the rurroundings of over 100 years old walls and with professional care and painstaking attention to datail.
Hórreo of San Martiño de Ozón: A key monument of the Costa da Morte, one of the longest ones in Galicia. Dating from the XVI century and built in granite in an unique setting and flanking the Camino de Santiago to Muxía.
As we adapt to your situation, our selection of stops are tailored to your own needs. We choose nice and confortable places because discovering Galicia should not be a complicated experience.
Guided tour inside the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and the Cathedral's Museum. Discover the different parts of this famous building: the remains of the original Romanesque Cathedral, the workshop of Mestre Mateo, works of art belonging to the Cathedral, the cloister, the Chapter Hall ...
A personalized guided tour that will allow you to discover in depth the secrets of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in a pleasant way.
We will explain the major works of art, the different units of the building, we will embrace the Apostle, visiting his grave, the famous Corticela ... A tour of an hour and a half to deepen both the history of the city of Santiago as in its own cathedral.
Reservation is required
The Hotel of the Catholic Monarchs was born as a Pilgrim's Hospital and in this tour we invite the visitor to discover all its dependencies: royal halls, cloisters, dependencies where the sufferers were cared for, the Royal Chapel ...
Discover why this building is one of the most important in Santiago de Compostela.
La visita tiene como punto de encuentro y partida la Plaza de Platerías. Allí reconocerán al o a la guía oficial por el paraguas amarillo con el logo de nuestra Asociación.
La visita realiza un recorrido por Plaza de Platerías, Fonseca, Obradoiro, Parador de los Reyes Católicos, Plaza de Inmaculada, Quintana y las Calles Nova y del Vilar.
El precio es de 12€ por persona (menores de 12 años gratis) y no es necesario reservar. Es suficiente con estar diez minutos antes de la hora en el punto de partida (Plaza de Platerías). El o la propia guía le venderá el ticket para la visita.
Para más información puede llamarnos al 981 576 698 o al 606 98 51 85.
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We invite you to tour Santiago de Compostela with a practical AUDIO-GUIDE/CARD SYSTEM. Using your own mobile device, organising your time to suit yourself, you can repeat the tour as often as you want and without having to download any application.
In order to access the audio-guide, you just have to scan the QR code that appears on our cards or enter the code on the indicated website.
Guided by the audio track, images, texts and location maps, you can tour Santiago de Compostela’s most emblematic sites, discovering their history, traditions and rich heritage.
Itinerary: Obradoiro-Square, Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, The Cathedral’s Façade, The Cathedral’s Interior, Plaza de la Inmaculada, Monastery of San Martin Pinario, Church of Saint Paio de Antealtares, Plaza de la Quintana, Plaza de las Platerias, Rúa do Vilar, O Toural Square, Plaza de la Universidad / University Square, Plaza de Abastos, Galician Center of Contemporary Art and Convent of Santo Domingo de Bonaval, Bonaval Park, Church of Las Ánimas, Plaza de Cervantes, Casa de la Troya, Church of San Martin Pinario, Colegio de Fonseca, Rua do Franco, Alameda Park.
Cards available at our tourist office.
Go on a JOURNEY THAT WILL SURPRISE YOU: go around the old town, discover gardens featuring designer architecture and enjoy panoramic views of the monumental quarter and the Cathedral.
Tour Itinerary(*): Praza do Obradoiro, Rúa San Francisco, Costa San Francisco, Rúa Entrerríos, Rúa das Galeras, Poza de Bar, Rúa Joaquín Díaz Rábago, Avda. da Coruña, Mirador da Alameda, Rúa Pombal, Campo da Estrela, Rúa da Senra, Rúa da Virxe da Cerca, Rúa de San Pedro, Rúa da Angustia, Rúa de Bonaval, Rúa Valle-Inclán, San Roque, Santa Clara, Rúa dos Basquiños, Pastoriza, Praza da Paz, Avda. de Castelao, Burgo das Nacións, Avda. Xoán XXIII, Praza do Obradoiro.
(*Subject to change)
Visitaremos de la mano de la Meiga Volandeira los lugares más secretos y mágicos de la ciudad: antiguos cementerios de peregrinos, cruceros, iglesias de ánimas, cementerios abandonados...
La Meiga te adentrará en un Santiago diferente, lleno de magia y superstición.
La visita dura una hora y media, eso sí... ¡Es para los más atrevidos!
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Discover the best way to visit Santiago de Compostela. Walk around its streets, find its secrets, learn the history… We will walk through the Old Town, first around the cathedral and then through the narrow streets of the city. We will visit also the Market and the famous Alameda Garden, where you can se the most beautiful view of the Cathedral.
Where to eat, where to take the best pictures, where to go out at night, what is the top 10 in Santiago? Come to the Freetour and you will see it! You also decide the Price!
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