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Approximately 6 Hours
Meals not included
Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
"This pilgrimage site became a symbol in the Spanish Christians' struggle against Islam. Destroyed by Muslims in the 10th century, it was later completely rebuilt. With its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings, the Old Town of Santiago is one of the world's most beautiful urban areas."
Enjoy a scenic one-hour drive to . Upon arrival, set off on a passing the Town Hall, the "Pazo" and the Palace of Saint Jerome on your way to Obradoiro Square.Enjoy a scenic one-hour drive to Santiago. Upon arrival, set off on a guided walking tour passing the Town Hall, the "Pazo" and the Palace of Saint Jerome on your way to Obradoiro Square.
Visit the remarkable Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, dating from 1122. Believed to be where Christ’s apostle Saint James the Great is buried, half a million pilgrims arrive in Santiago each year, eager to see the great shrine containing the relics of Saint James. Admire the incredible façade that includes 3 different architectural styles. Learn about the construction and history of this marvelous Cathedral before stepping through the Holy Door for a guided visit of the temple and its main highlights.
Next, head to spectacular Hotel Parador of the Reyes Catolicos for a special local tapas lunch. Built in 1486, the hotel is considered not only the oldest continuously operating hotel in the world but also one of the most beautiful in Europe
Enjoy some free time to explore the old town on your own before returning to Ferrol.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and light clothes. Participants must negotiate stairs and/or uneven surfaces and is therefore not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Modest attire is required for visiting churches or cathedrals; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered; shorts are not allowed.