Santiago de Compostela standard tour
Santiago de Compostela is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a pilgrim city and its historical center is full of dazzling monuments, most of them in a grand or monumental scale . This walking tour will lead you through the four splendid squares that surrounds the Cathedral of Santiago. The Obradoiro Square with the spectacular baroque main façade of the cathedral, the massive City Hall (Raxoi Palace), the college building of the city´s university (San Xerome College) or the luxurious state run hotel Parador Reyes Catolicos ; Platerías Square where we´ll see the Chapterhouse from the 18th century, the Horses Fountain and the most antique façade of the cathedral, romanesque in style; Quintana Square with the Grapevine House with interesting granite fruits carved in the façade, the oldest monastery of the city, San Paio de Antealtares, and the Holy Door only opened in Holy Years; finally the Azabachería Square with the second biggest monastery in Spain, San Martín Pinario, the northern façade of the cathedral in a neoclassical style and the famous “azabache” (jet stone) used for jewelry and amulets.
Opcional: Santiago´s Cathedral Ticket. (during the year 2020-21 the cathedral is under restoration and the tour can be altered)
Media Jornada (máximo 3,30 horas)