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  1. Spain
  2. Galicia
  3. Santiago de Compostela
  4. Camino de Santiago

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

Product ID: 92049
Enter one of the main monuments of the famous Camino de Santiago and take a guided tour inside Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and its museum. See exquisite sacred art and architecture at the reputed burial site of Saint James the Great.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enter the magnificent Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and get access to its museum
  • See the tomb of Saint James the Great
  • Look at all the decorative chapels around the main altar
  • Discover masterpieces of sacred art
  • Learn the story of the cathedral and its significance to pilgrims
Full description
Explore the history and art of Santiago de Compostela on a guided tour of the cathedral and its museum.

One of the 3 most important centers for Catholic pilgrims in the Christian world, Santiago de Compostela Cathedral has historically been a place of pilgrimage on the "Way of St. James" (Camino de Santiago) since the early Middle Ages. Enter the magnificent monument to discover why, as your guide takes you to see the tomb of Saint James and much more. Look at the resplendent main altar and the intricate chapels surrounding it, and learn about the rituals and traditions.

Hear about the historical and architectural importance of the cathedral, and further your knowledge in the museum where permanent collections are complemented by temporary exhibitions. Tours of the museum are available at 13:00 and 16:00, with corresponding tours of the cathedral at 14:00 and 17:00.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance ticket to the cathedral museum

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Meeting point

Galicia Experience Office, Rúa De Tras Salomé, 2, 15705, Santiago de Compostela

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 129 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Don't Go to the Cathedral and Museum WITHOUT a Guide

We are so glad we went to the Cathedral and Museum with a guide. Elena is a young lady, and she has a degree in Arts and History. I had asked her Major at the University because she knows so much about including the years of occurrence. Many pieces at the Museum wouldn't have meant much without her explanation. While she was taking the time to talk in front of many artifacts, we saw many people had just walked by, and I felt sorry for them missing such meaningful pieces. Ask questions, she will have the answers! Thanks, Elena, we had a wonderful experience.

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June 17, 2019

La verdad es que desconocía de la existencia del museo de la catedral y es una auténtica maravilla y aún más si te lo explica alguien con conocimiento pues descubres cosas súper interesantes y curiosas. Silvia es encantadora y te cuenta las cosas de una forma muy amena y coloquial. Mola!!! La única pena es la catedral que está toda cubierta pues la están limpiando y restaurando para el próximo Año Santo, pero esto ya lo sabíamos por lo que no puedes sentirte defraudado. Lo único que eché de menos es que nos explicara la fachada pero por lo demás estuvo genial!!!!

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August 22, 2019

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Elena was an awesome guide! We were so impressed with her knowledge of architecture, her obvious love of her city and it’s history, and the fact that she herself was a pilgrim. Please ask her for as a guide when you book this tour, if you can.

October 13, 2019

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Galicia Experience

Product ID: 92049