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Activities in Santiago de Compostela

Free Walking Tour of Santiago de Compostela

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Delighted with this tour, especially with Paula's explanations. He has done it very pleasantly and with great grace. It is a luxury to have such competent and knowledgeable guides.
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Set off on a free walking tour of Santiago de Compostela and discover its emblematic landmarks and its history with an expert English-speaking guide.

Set off on a free walking tour of Santiago de Compostela and discover its emblematic landmarks and its history with an expert English-speaking guide.

Free Walking Tour of Santiago de Compostela

Meet your guide and the rest of the group at Plaza del Obradoiro, heart of this important pilgrimage city.

First, you'll admire the western façade of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, built in the eighteenth century. Your professional guide will also point out the Pazo de Raxoi, a neoclassical palace located in front of the cathedral. And then, marvel at the striking Hostal de Los Reyes Católicos, believed to be the oldest hotel in the world.  

Continue the city tour wandering through the squares located behind the cathedral. Learn about the curious history of the Quintana de los Muertos (Square of the Dead) and Quintana de los Vivos (Square of the Living). Next, head to Plaza de Platerías, dominated by a beautiful fountain: Fuente de los Caballos.

This World Heritage Site is full of legends and myths, which your guide will reveal as you wander through its winding streets to the University of Santiago. From here, take the Calle del Franco, a road full of bars and great restaurants. At the end of the street, in the Parque de La Alameda, you’ll come upon an unsual statue of two women: Las dos Marías. This figure is a homage to two sisters who used to walk up and down this street flirting with the students.

The free walking tour will come to an end at the starting point.

Important information

  • If you’re traveling with over 6 people, please book a private tour. Groups of over 6 people will not be allowed to participate in the Santiago de Compostela Free Walking Tour.
  • Minors must always be accompanied by an adult. Each adult can be accompanied by a maximum of three adolescents or children.
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Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

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A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


English speaking guide specialized in the history of Santiago de Compostela.

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.



Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.


Meeting point

Plaza del Obradoiro.