Santiago de Compostela Pilgrimage Cathedral and Historical Quarter Walking Tour

 
 
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Half Day (Duration: 03hrs.30mins. approx.)

Santiago de Compostela

Price from: 55.00 euros

 
Discover with us Santiago de Compostela the Pilgrimage capital of Galicia. On this half day private walking tour you will visit the old quarter of the city and the stunning cathedral of Santiago...
 
Highlights
 
  • Qualified official guide and food expert for detailed visit of Santiago city.
  • Learn the history of the Cathedral of Santiago, main landmark of the city and  UNESCO World heritage site 
  • Walk around the historic centre of Santiago
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
City: Santiago de Compostela
Duration: Half Day (Duration: 03hrs.30mins. approx.)
Type: Half Day Tour Private
Theme: City and Village Walks
Group Size: 1 to 12 People
Price from: 55.00€
 

Introduction

Discover with us Santiago de Compostela the Pilgrimage capital of Galicia. We will start our walking tour thru the streets of the old quarter admiring the main monuments and heritage of this pilgrimage city including the Praterías Façade and Square, the Casa do Deán and Casa do Cabido, the Colegio de Fonseca, the Obradoiro Façade and Square, the Colegio de San Xerome, the Pazo de Raxoi, the Hostal-Parador de los Reyes Católicos (courtyards and chapels), the Acibechería Façade and Square, the Casa da Troia, the Monastery of San Paio de Antealtares, the Quintana Façade and Square and the Cathedral.

In the Cathedral, we will see: the silver crypt where St. James´s remains lie, the statute of St. James the Apostle sitting on the high alter. 

The grand heart of Santiago, the cathedral soars above the city in a splendid jumble of spires and sculpture. Built piecemeal over several centuries, its beauty is a mix of the original Romanesque structure (constructed between 1075 and 1211) and later Gothic and baroque flourishes. The tomb of Santiago beneath the main altar is a magnet for all who come here. The cathedral's artistic high point is the Pórtico de la Gloria inside the west entrance, featuring 200 masterly Romanesque sculptures.

The artistically unparalleled Pórtico de la Gloria (Galician: Porta da Gloria) stands just inside the western facade. The Pórtico features 200 Romanesque sculptures by Maestro Mateo, who was placed in charge of the cathedral-building program in the late 12th century. These detailed, inspired and remarkably lifelike sculptures add up to a comprehensive review of major figures from the Bible, with the Old Testament and its prophets on the north side, the New Testament and Apostles on the south, and glory and resurrection depicted in the central archway.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
SANTIAGO - WALKING TOUR IN THE HISTORIC QUARTER OF THE ANCIENT PILGRIMAGE CITY

  • Meet your Private English-Speaking Official local guide in Santiago de Compostela  at the front entrance of the Hostal Reyes Catolicos.
  • Morning or afternoon walking through the old quarter stopping at  various monuments to see from the outside and of course the cathedral (inside).
  • The tour will end where at the Plaza de Abastos market area.
  • We have reserved a table for you lunch either before or after the tour at a recommend restaurant.

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Included

  • English-Speaking Official local guide for the duration of the tour
  • Entrance fees to sites when with guide.
  • (LR) *Lunch Table Reservation in a recommended restaurant with fine cuisine (*Meal not included must order directly at the restaurant)
  • Local Taxes.

Excluded

  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Personal & Travel Insurance
  • Tip and Gratuities to your guide (not mandatory but given if you have a good time!)

Pick up

  •  In front of the Parador of Santiago - Hostal dos Reis Catolicos (Details as to exact location will be in voucher).
  • Meeting at hotels in city centre within walking distance to starting point.
  • Other locations on request.

Drop off

  • Ends in the old quarter of Santiago (Details as to exact location will be in voucher).

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 48 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 48 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable

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