Essential Santiago Free Walking Tour

In this free tour through the historic center of Santiago de Compostela you will discover the history and curiosities of the capital of Galicia. Let yourself be guided by the best guides of Santiago and explore every corner of the city.

What is a Free Tour?

It is about a walking visit with a qualified guides for free. Once the tour is finished, you can put a price according to your level of satisfaction.

Things to do Essential Santiago Free Walking Tour

In the Essential Santiago Free Walking Tour you will be able to walk around the historic center of the city of Santiago de Compostela and make the most of your time during your visit to the capital of Galicia.

The tour starts at the Obradoiro square, where many of the most important monuments of the city are located, such as the Cathedral of Santiago, the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos or the Pazo de San Xerome. Here we will give a brief historical introduction of how the city came to be and the legend of the Apostle Santiago. Later, the tour will go through the squares surrounding the cathedral, exploring its corners and explaining the monuments in them, combined with different anecdotes and curiosities.

Halfway through the tour, you will arrive at the Abastos Market, a must-see place to learn first-hand about Galician gastronomy. From there, the tour continues through the old part of the city to Alameda Park where, in addition to the last of the explanations about the statue of Dos Marías, you will find the best viewpoint of the city.

Highlights to see in Essential Santiago Free Walking Tour

  • Cathedral of Santiago
  • Platerías Square
  • Quintana Square
  • Cervantes Square
  • Abastos Market
  • San Fiz Church
  • Obradoiro Square
  • Vilar Street
  • Dos Marías statue
  • Alameda Park


1 hour 45 minutes
Guide in Spanish

People: free

Availability and starting time
Not available
When to book?
You can reserve up to before the activity
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel the reservation, so that the guide does not wait.


Oficial Guide in English
1 Participación en Premios Mensuales: Ver Premios


Food and drink

Meeting point

Obradoiro Square. Look for the Green Umbrella of 12Tours guides.


How to book?
Limited availability. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability. Choose date and fill in the required fields. Secure and protected payment. You will immediately receive your booking confirmation.
Super safe route! COVID-19 efforts
Our route takes the recommendations and key considerations of security and protection against Coronavirus.
Is the interior of the monuments visited?
Only the exterior of the named sites
Is the tour adapted for people with reduced mobility?
Not adapted
Guaranteed departures without min of travelers
Are animals allowed?
Activity recommended for children?
Yes, families are welcome

Our promises

Best price guaranteed
Quick and easy reservation
Multilingual Customer Service
Secure payment

Contact us

Do you have any question?
Would you like this tour in private?
Reservation online or by phone (+34) 644709527
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