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Is there a sightseeing tram in Santiago de Compostela?

Is there a sightseeing tram in Santiago de Compostela?

Jun 17th, 2010, 07:17 AM
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Is there a sightseeing tram in Santiago de Compostela?

Is there a sightseeing tram in Santiago de Compostela? I saw a photo that had what appeared to be a tram in one of the main plazas, but I can't find any information about this. Does Santiago indeed have such a tram? (similar to a hop-on/hop-off bus in some cities?) Thanks
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Jun 17th, 2010, 07:56 AM
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Trams in Santiago? I don't think so… there is a touristic trams line in A Coruña
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...1a_Galicia.jpg
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Jun 17th, 2010, 08:29 AM
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I don't think she means a tram. She's probably using an odd dialect of English - possibly one spoken in a country that abolished trams as a means of serious transport years ago

I think she means some kind of bus, not a tram relying on rails and overhead wires.

In plain English: is there a sightseeing bus or somesuch in Santiago that takes people round the historic centre? Or has she merely seen a photograph of special transport for disabled pilgrims?
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Jun 17th, 2010, 10:57 AM
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There is a tractor made up to look like a train and pulling carriages that tours the city.
Similar to this.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_l-fiPlg2ZO...-Txu-train.jpg
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Jun 18th, 2010, 01:29 AM
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Thanks, ribeirasacra. That's exactly what I am talking about. You're very kind to reply with this link. Muy amable!
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Jun 18th, 2010, 08:17 AM
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I have now found the link for the one in SdC
http://www.santiagoturismo.com/Visit...st%20Transport
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Jun 18th, 2010, 11:18 AM
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Please believe me-a total wate of time & euros!
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Jun 18th, 2010, 11:21 AM
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The train/tram/tractor skims the outskirts of the historic area! It is impossible to understand/hear the commentary because of the noise of the tractor & traffic! We jumped on it because of the bad weather but would have enjoyed sitting in a cafe more!
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Jun 18th, 2010, 03:38 PM
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We took that train our first day when we were super jetlagged... it was kind of fun, but no shocks in the seats meant a sore bum at the end of it all. It is not a hop on hop off thing. You are stuck with the shockless seats for the duration.
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