Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims that sought shelter in Santigo when you take this tour of the majestic Hostal de los Reyes Católicos. Discover the history and art of this historic refuge at the end of the famous Way of St. James.
Hostal de Los Reyes Católicos Guided Tour
We will meet up at 11 am in front of the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, in the Plaza del Obradoiro square. This old hospital, which has been converted into a hotel, is one of the best examples of Spain's ornate 'plateresque' architectural style of the 15th century. It was constructed by the Catholic Monarchs to provide shelter to pilgrims who, on completing their journey, were tired, and often ill.
As we tour the different halls and rooms, you will hear all about the original function of the hospital as both accommodation and healthcare. We will pass through the four interconnected interior courtyards which feature beautiful water fountains until we reach the royal chapel where the poet Rosalía de Castro was baptized.
Our guided tour of the hostel continues by visiting the large dining rooms and the royal halls. Climbing the majestic staircase, we reach the bedrooms where the pilgrims rested and were taken care of. Strolling through these halls you will feel as if you have traveled back in time.
|Adults||Children from 6 to 12 years old||Retirees and pilgrims|
|Tour in English||
Tour in English
Children from 6 to 12 years oldUS$ 8.9
Retirees and pilgrimsUS$ 8.9
1 hour 15 minutes
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Entry to Hostal de los Reyes Católicos.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (4:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Hostal de los Reyes Católicos.