Guided tour

Santiago de Compostela: Hostal de los Reyes Católicos Tour

Activity provider: Galicia Experience

Santiago de Compostela: Hostal de los Reyes Católicos Tour

Activity provider: Galicia Experience

From US$ 11.76 per person

Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims and explore the majestic Hostal dos Reis Católicos. Discover the history and art of this old pilgrim’s hospital with a local guide.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the grounds of a former hospital built in 1499
  • Take a guided tour of the National Parador of Santiago de Compostela
  • See the Royal Chapel, royal halls, and multiple courtyards
  • Learn more about the pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostela
Full description
Meet your art historian guide outside the main entrance and discover the Parador of Santiago de Compostela, one of the most historic and important buildings in the city. Explore the building which now functions as the 5-star Hostal dos Reis Católicos hotel, but was built in 1499 by the Catholic monarchs to serve as a pilgrim's hospital and hostel. Discover the building’s most notable features including the royal halls, the four cloisters, four courtyards, the observatory, and the Royal Chapel. Admire one of the best-preserved examples of Spanish Plateresque architecture. Learn more about the stories associated with the pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostela. With the help of your expert guide, experience the history of the city in one of its most important buildings.
Includes
  • Entrance fee
  • Guide
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Obradoiro Square, the guide will be waiting with a white umbrella

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4 /5

    based on 5 reviews

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    September 30, 2022

    Excellent guide, knew the monument extremely well, down to the most small detail. Made the place come alive for us. Totally recommend for other travelers to this Parador.

    June 6, 2022

    The truth is that we were a little disappointed, not because of the guide, who was very nice and the explanations were good. I had idealized the Hostal Reyes Católicos and I have seen that it is not the best. I have liked other inns much more.

    November 3, 2021

    Product ID: 394625