Free Tour of Monumental and Popular Architecture
Overview of the tour in Santiago de Compostela
In this free tour we will show the most important places of the Galician popular architecture, besides the Cathedral. It is a brief tour of the exterior of the historic center in which we will see how the architecture of Santiago is changing from its oldest monuments such as the Palace of Gelmirez built during the early Middle Ages, to the later elements of the baroque exemplified in the Cathedral. Not forgetting the importance of the Renaissance period, palpable in squares and buildings such as the San Xerome school.
The walking tour, as such, can be done in no more than 15 minutes. We propose a brief free tour, with 75 minutes of explanations, so that the visitor knows the history and the fundamental architecture of Santiago. And of course, you will be left wanting more.
1 Cervantes Square (Meeting Point)
2 Monastery of San Martín Pinario
3 Inmaculada Square
4 Gelmirez Palace
5 Pazo Raxoi
6 San Xerome School
7 Cathedral Façade
8 Fonseca Square
9 Feixoo Square (end of the tour)
This activity includes:
- Praza de Cervantes
- Mosteiro de San Martiño Pinario
- Pazo de Xelmírez
- Pazo de Raxoi
We will meet at the Plaza de Cervantes, very close to the Cathedral (5 mins). Always with our yellow umbrella.
You are free to cancel a booking anytime. We kindly remind you to cancel bookings you cannot arrive for. Being reported as absent decreases your customer level points and the benefits you can enjoy.