- The wonderful cathedral
- Monasterio de San Martin Pinario
- The amazing Hostal of Catholic Reyes
- The old city
- The Obridorio square
TRIP AT A GLANCE
This famous pilgrimage site in north-west Spain became a symbol in the Spanish Christians’ struggle against Islam. Destroyed by the Muslims at the end of the 10th century, it was completely rebuilt in the following century. Santiago is certainly one of Spain’s most monumental towns, with a particular architectonical style all of its own. But it is as well a town plenty of life, with one of the most famous Universities and a large number of students who guarantee youthful ambience inbetween the historical walls. Together with your private guide, you will enjoy the beauties of Santiago, which is not only a harmonious and very well preserved historical city, but also a place deeply imbued with faith. The squares and narrow streets of the old Town contain Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassicist buildings. The result of this mixture is a city where the original Galician architecture, with its typical wooden galleries and traditional materials, like stone, wood, or iron, combines with great monuments that constitute a splendid tour across the history of European and universal art.
Its cathedral is like nowhere else. At one end of its enormous block there rises a pyramidal tower of apparently Hindu genesis. In front of its great door two staircases rise so jauntily from the level of the square that they seem to be leading you to some blithe belvedere. And in the centre of the composition the twin west towers of the cathedral soar into the blue in a sensational flourish of Baroque, covered everywhere with balls, bells, stars, crosses, and weathercocks, speckled with green lichens and snapdragons in the crevices, and exuding a delightful air of cheerful satisfaction. Don’t miss the special fresh fish, coke here in an exceptional way.
Your pleasant stay in Santiago can be extended or modified according to your preferences.
- price on a base of 1-4 persons: euros 400 (total price)
- price on a base of 5-8 persons: euros 500 (total price)
- for more people or groups, please contact us for a precise quotation.
The price includes: the private tour of Santiago (4 hours).
The price doesn’t include: transports and what is not expressly mentioned in the section “price includes”
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