Historic downtown tour: the best free tour in English 

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Join a local guide on this 2-hour free walking tour and discover all the important sights and hidden gems of Santiago de Compostela’s Old Town. See the magnificent cathedral, explore the charming streets and squares of the monumental centre and learn about the Camino de Santiago and the city’s history whilst immersing yourself in the culture of the Galician capital.


The Santiago de Compostela Old Town Free Tour starts at Plaza del Obradoiro, in front of Hostal de los Reyes Católicos.


Explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Santiago de Compostela

Meet your guide in the heart of the historic centre and embark on a journey through time that will take you to the old town’s main landmarks.

Visit the emblematic squares that surround the cathedral: Plaza del Obradoiro, Plaza de la Azabachería, Plaza de la Quintana and Plaza de las Platerías, and see the majestic cathedral from different angles. Stroll through the main streets, charming corners and squares of the historic centre with your licensed guide and learn about the legendary Camino de Santiago, the city’s rich history and much more.

Explore the Mercado de Abastos area and mains streets of Santiago and immerse yourself in the local culture. Get the perfect introduction of the Galician capital on this 2-hour free walking tour packed with anecdotes and interesting stories!




*How does the free tour system work?

It is a pay-as-you -wish to the guide tour, that means the tour is free to take, and at the end of the tour, you decide how much the tour was worth to you. Our guides are happy to take cash or credit card, whatever is most convenient to you!


Your can also book your tour by phone, SMS or Whatsapp: +34.693.72.98.54, by e-mail to info@freetourcompostela.com 


The meeting point is: Obradoiro Square in front of the hotel Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, look for the red umbrella FreeTourCompostela.

  • How long does the tour last?: about 120 minutos
  • Payment methods: cash or bank card
  • Accessible tour
  • Pet-friendly route


** Limited places, reservations are recommended

Starting point location:

 Praza do Obradoiro in front of the hotel Parador de los Reyes Católicos - Red umbrella



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