Some of the highlights of this tour include:
- Plaza del Obradoiro. The starting point for the route. This impressive plaza is the heart of the city and is surrounded by monumental buildings, including the spectacular Cathedral. Its name comes from the local Gallego language and is a tribute to the stonemasons who were responsible for building the Cathedrals Baroque facade.
- The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. One of the most impressive cathedrals in Spain, both for its history and construction. This is the final resting place of the apostle James, and the end of the pilgrimage of the famous Camino de Santiago.
- Discover the streets and squares of the city center, including the Ruas – streets that date back to the 12th century. In the reflection of the streets, the stone arches and buildings we see the history and antiquity of the city itself. Santiago displays the full force of its charm in these streets.
(*) The 8-hour tour of Santiago de Compostela would also include:
- The Market. The ‘Mercado de Abastos’ is the center of Santiago’s impressive cuisine scene. Built on the remains of its predecessor, the market is a centuries old tradition and a great way to experience the city up close and personal.
- Try the typical ‘Tarta de Santiago’ (Santiago cake). While we explain its story, one that is closely linked to the culture and history of the region, you will enjoy the setting of one of Santiagos most emblematic sites.
- Alameda Park. This is the main park of Santiago. Enjoy walking among the ancient trees, the Santa Susana Chapel and enjoy spectacular views over the old city and the University.