Redondela: Private Tour

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A journey back in time to discover the historic town of Redondela and the Portuguese variant of the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago. This is a private tour and only you and your companions can take part.

Highlights

  • Discover the highlights of Redondela with an expert, passionate guide
  • Feel like a pilgrim while you stroll through the streets of the old town
  • Admire the emblazoned houses of the nobility and the beautiful fountains
  • Cower in fear as we unveil the mysteries of the legendary monster 'A Coca'
  • Get to know more about Galician folklore and our heritage

Description

For approximately two hours, essential to understand and feel this lively town and main stop on the Portuguese Coastal Route to Santiago, you will stroll through the streets of Redondela, trying to embrace its tradition and history. Please note that the following is only a standard itinerary for our experience in Redondela, but since this is a private tour, you can customise it as you wish (meeting point, places to visit, etc.). On the day of the private walking tour, we'll meet at the meeting point of your choice (if you don't choose one, the default meeting point will be Constitution Square). There you'll learn that Redondela is a town that has been of particular importance since Roman times, when the XIX Roman road linked Braga to Astorga, passing through Lugo, and thus causing a great development in this territory. Walking through the network of 'rúas' (streets) and squares of the old quarter, with its primitive medieval architecture, we will talk about its walls, of which only the remains around the Church of Santiago remain. Then we will go to the seafront quarter, outside the walls, which developed from the small port and the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago, where we will also learn about its history and origins. We will discover curiosities such as why the inhabitants of this city are popularly known as 'choqueiros', who Xan Carallás was, or why it is known as the 'city of viaducts'. A very rich history, where we will learn about the mythical Battle of Rande, which took place in 1702, illustrious characters such as Captain Nemo, who sailed through its waters with the Nautilus, Pedro Madruga or the Irish nobleman John O'Dogherty, hero of the War of Independence, or even the close relationship with fundamental facts of the Second World War and the Nazis... We'll also learn about the city's industrial development in the 20th century, when Redondela went from being a maritime town to an industrial one, thanks to the textile and fishing industries.

Includes

Walking tour with an expert guide through the streets of the town of Redondela (Galicia, Spain). Private tour for you and your companions only.

Important Information

  • This walking tour is wheelchair accessible, but an accompanying person is required.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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