Santiago de Compostela with children
A fun city for children too
If you are travelling as a family, you will find unusual, fun ideas for everyone in Santiago de Compostela.
Your children will have a great time on the Tourist Train , as they discover Santiago's historic centre and its most interesting places. It departs from Plaza del Obradoiro and the trip lasts one hour. There is another way to see the city that adults and children alike will love: the tourist flights. They are amazing flights in a light aircraft. They last about 30 minutes and give you a bird's eye view of Santiago.
Guided tours in English are a good way to explore the historic centre. However, if you prefer to go at your own pace, there is a convenient mp3 audioguide system with which you can explore the heritage of Santiago with your children. After listening to an explanation of each monument, you can have fun talking about everything you are seeing with the family. This machine is light and easy to use. They can be hired for 24 hour periods at the Tourist Office at Rúa Vilar, 63.
Another enjoyable thing to do with the children is to follow the route of Santiago's many parks and gardens . Alameda, Belvís and Bonaval Parks, the San Lorenzo oak wood… the list of green areas is long. To find out all about them, head for the Compostela Parks and Gardens Visitor Centre, located in Alameda Park. You will have great fun in these outdoor recreation areas, where you will find "hidden" monuments, modern buildings and viewpoints with stunning views of the city.
Did you know?
You can explore Santiago de Compostela by taking a trip on a fun tourist train