What to do if you travel with children to Santiago de Compostela

What to do if you travel with children to Santiago de Compostela

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Are you going to travel with children to Santiago de Compostela?

Are you going to take a family trip to Santiago de Compostela? We bring you a series of plans and places to visit if you travel with children to Santiago de Compostela.

visit the Cathedral of Santiago

Visit the Cathedral of Santiago It’s something you don’t have to stop doing if you go to this place and it’s a perfectly fitting plan if you have children. De este modo, podréis ver de cerca la llamada Praza do Obradoiro, el corazón de la ciudad en la que se encuentra la Catedral de Santiago. Once inside the Cathedral you can enjoy a true jewel of the baroque that also has Gothic influences.

Here the entrance is free but remember that you can also visit the Portico de la Gloria, which is paid and can be seen in small groups.

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Walking through its historic quarter

Such is the beauty of the old town of Santiago de Compostela that its streets were declared World Heritage by Unesco in 1985.

From this point, you can sign up for guided tours that are organized and are free. Thus you will have a two-hour tour at a quiet pace, ideal for families, which explains the history behind the most emblematic areas of the area.

You cannot miss places like Praza Quintana, the Archbishop’s Palace of Xelmírez and the College of San Xerome, among others.

Taste typical products in its food market

Of course, after a stroll through the city it will also be time to taste its typical products. Among other places, you can do this in the Santiago de Compostela food market.


At this point, you will have the possibility to enjoy the best fresh fish, seafood, meats, octopus, Galician cheeses and, of course, sweets like Santiago’s cake.

Children to Santiago de Compostela

Alameda's park

If you go with kids, it is normal that you also have to make a concession and give them a play time for them. You will have the opportunity at this point to go to the Alameda Park, one of the largest that are located in the city center.

It is a place that was initially granted as an urban garden and where you can enjoy nature in all its glory, with a large number of tree species, as well as ponds and fountains.

In addition, from here you can go to the Mirador del Parque da Alameda which you can access from the Paseo da Ferradura and which will allow you to enjoy the best views of Santiago de Compostela.

Leer también : A tour of the Rías Baixas

Santo Domingo de Bonaval Park

Another good option for walking or having a picnic is the Santo Domingo de Bonaval Park. It is a place with no less than 40,000 m2 of surface and also has a viewpoint that offers stunning views of Santiago de Compostela.

Museo do Polo Galego

And to continue knowing the history of the area without the children getting bored, the Polo Galego Museum will be the perfect choice. Inside there is a ‘magical’ staircase, besides being a place that has temporary exhibitions on archaeology, painting or sculpture of the most interesting and for all tastes.

near Santiago

If you travel with children to Santiago de Compostela it is also possible to visit other places near the capital of Galicia.

For example in Galicia Travels we offer our famous tour of Finisterre or Rías Baixas.

Both excursions are very suitable for families, in fact we have already had hundreds of families as customers.