The Spanish Confederation of Professional Federations and Associations of Tour Guides has decided to focus its message this year on the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of the Tourist Guide, on 21 February, on the importance of tourism for society as a whole, its impact and its capacity to contribute to the conservation of heritage, natural resources and cultural traditions.

In Galicia, the Professional Association of Galician Tourist Guides (Apit-Galicia) joins this celebration by reflecting on the importance of tourism as an economic engine in our territory and calling for the professionalization of the guide and the implementation of a series of good practices that contribute to maintaining the balance between the reception capacity of a destination and the tourists who visit it.

Thus, under the hashtag #turismofilia, APIT-GALICIA wants to claim the importance of this sector and will do so again with free visits throughout the day of February 21 in eight points of Galicia: Santiago, A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense, Pontevedra, Vigo, Ferrol and Ribeira Sacra. Everything collected that day among the donations after the visits will be donated to an NGO.

Santiago de Compostela
Departures at 12:00 h and 16:00 h from Praza de Praterías to visit the city. Collection in favour of Down Compostela.
A Coruña
Departures at 12.00 h (Old City route) from the statue of María Pita in the square of the same name, and at 17:00 h from the Obelisk (Garden route). Collection in favor of Afaco.
Departures from Padre Feijoo Gardens at 12:00 h (city tour) and at 17:00 h (Ourense termal). Collection in favour of the Auria Diabetic Association.
Departures at 12:30 and 16:30 h from the Plaza Mayor (Town Hall arcades) to visit the city.
Departure at 11:00 h in front of the Town Hall to visit the city. Collection in favour of Association ASSEII (Association of inflammatory bowel disease).
Departures at 12:00 h from the entrance of Pazo Quiñones de León to visit its contents, and at 17:00h from the statue of the Bather (Rúa Cánovas de él Castillo, 1) for the visit to the historic centre and its expansion. Collection in favour of SOS Children’s Villages Galicia
Departure at 11:30 h from the entrance to the Museum of Naval Construction to visit its contents. Collection in favour of La cocina Económica Ferrol.
Ribeira Sacra
Departure from Santo Estevo de Ribas de Miño at 16:30 h (it is necessary to take your own car for the displacements between the monuments to visit). Romanesque Route. Collection in favour of the Solidarity Corner of Chantada.

For groups of more than 8 people should make a reservation indicating time and route of interest by email to

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