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Best Free Tours in Betanzos

Located just a short ride from A Coruna, Betanzos has been described as one of the "most beautiful towns in Spain". It's the perfect destination for visitors looking to explore one of Spain's oldest cities - and there are many great free walking tours in Betanzos available to help you do exactly that! Have you just arrived in Galicia? The Essential Betanzos City Tour is the perfect way to get acquainted with this medieval town. This guided tour will take you through the main sights and attractions while offering interesting insights into Galician culture, history and traditions. Going off the beaten path? Then why not join in on a Free Myths & Legends Tour? On this night tour, you'll explore some of Betanzos' lesser-known landmarks and hear spooky myths and hidden secrets. For those who love trying out new flavors then a Galician Food Free Tour is an absolute must! Betanzos has something for everyone - so don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to discover its wonders! Sign up for one of these exciting Betanzos free walking tours today!

Highlights of a Free Tour in Betanzos

Betanzos is known as the City of Knights and the Capital of Galicia Gothic, and the free tours in Betanzos are the perfect way to explore why! Your guide will take you through some of Betanzos' most interesting historical sites, giving you a glimpse into its rich past. Some of the highlights included in most free tours are Saint Anthony's Hospital, the Archive Building, and the interesting Diana's Fountain (which reproduces a famous statue found in Versailles Palace). Your guide will spend some time at Hermanos Garcia Naveira Square, named in homage to the brothers who helped to revitalize Betanzos. This square has played a very important role historically, since it was the place where huge fairs and markets were held. Here, you will learn about traditions linked to the guilds and brotherhoods of the city that have persisted over the years. Finally, no free tour around Betanzos would be complete without a stop at the Church and Former Convent of Santo de Domingo; built in a Renaissance-Baroque style, it is the backdrop of important folkloric festivals.

Things to Do in Betanzos

When visiting Betanzos, there are plenty of things to do and see. First, join a free tour to explore charming plazas, churches, and ruins from centuries past. The town was once one of the seven capitals of the Kingdom of Galicia and its old town still retains much of its historic charm today. Visitors can also explore some of the nearby beaches or even take a boat ride along the beautiful Ria de Betanzos estuary - it's a place full of magic and legends! For those looking for an adventure, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in Betanzos as well. Hiking trails wind through lush forests and offer breathtaking views along the way. There are also several water sports available such as kayaking, sailing, and fishing. Food is another reason to visit Betanzos. The area is known for its delicious local cuisine, which includes traditional dishes such as 'marinera' and 'lacon con grelos'. No matter what you’re looking for in your visit to Betanzos, you’ll find something to suit your needs! From exploring its rich history to enjoying outdoor activities, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful city in Galicia!

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