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Guía de turismo (Spain)

  • Generic name of profession

    Tourist guide
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Guía de turismo
    Tourist guide (EN)
    Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:

    Acts passed by each autonomous/regional legislature and regulations of development. Each region has its own regulation on the matter.

    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :

    Some Autonomous Regions, such as the Basque country, have not regulated the profession, others like Asturias or Andalusia have regulated it, and Madrid has deregulated it.

    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    DSE - Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D) , Art. 11 c
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Servicios de información, asesoramiento y asistencia en materia de cultura, arte, historia, geografía, y de recursos naturales, dirigida a los turistas en sus visitas a los Museos, a los Bienes Inmuebles declarados de Interés Cultural del Patrimonio Cultural de la región, y a los Espacios Naturales Protegidos de la región correspondiente.


    Information services, advice and assistance on culture, art, history, geography, and natural resources, aimed at tourists on visits to museums, Real Property of Cultural Interest declared Cultural Heritage of the region, and Protected Natural Areas of the corresponding region.

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