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NEW! Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral & Museum Private Tour

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Activity provider: Walkin & Eatin Galicia

NEW! Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral & Museum Private Tour

Activity provider: Walkin & Eatin Galicia
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From US$ 63.50 per person

Explore the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and the Cathedral Museum on a private guided tour. View iconography of James the Great, flawless tapestries, the altar, and the tomb of the apostle.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
French, English, Galician, Spanish
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • The tomb of St. James
  • The Codex Calixtinus, a priceless manuscript to the present day.
  • The Botafumeiro. It only functions on special Catholic events or if someone pays for it to do so.
Full description
The tour begins at the Cathedral's Museum which, along its four floors, has some of the most curious and beautiful pieces of art that can be found in these lands. The ground floor of the Museum has four rooms in which we will see remains that were found in the different archaeological excavations, the map that will help us understand the different constructions that have existed where the cathedral complex stands today, or the spectacular stone choir of Master Mateo. On the first floor we have various examples of religious iconography such as busts, statues or wooden carvings, both of the Apostle Santiago in his three versions (pilgrim, soldier and Saint), which we will tell you about, as well as different biblical characters. Upon reaching the second floor, we will leave the cloister aside to focus on the Library, with the famous Codex Calixtinus and the Chapter House. Later we will arrive at the third and last of the floors, completely dedicated to different tapestries from both the Flanders school, as well as the so-called Goya Tapestries made in the Royal Tapestry Factory of Madrid. From the balcony you can enjoy one of the best views from above of the Plaza do Obradoiro. Afterwards we will go back to the second floor to visit the cloister and from where we will directly access the Cathedral without having to wait on line. (Exception made if a special event is taking place as can be a Royal Visit of the King and Queen of Spain). We go to the temple to enjoy its different chapels, as well as the main altar, the tomb of the apostle, the Botafumeiro or the Holy Door. We make the tour according to your needs and we adapt to your preferences.
Includes
  • The tour will be led by an official guide authorized, indispensable requirement, by the Cathedral's Dean.
  • Access to Cathedral's Museum
  • Direct access to the Cathedral without queuing
  • Entrance tickets. Prices depend on the ages of the attendees as per Cathedral's price list. (can be bought on the day)
  • Over 65 and pilgrims: 4€ each
  • Children under 5: free
  • Rest: 6€ each
  • Tips not included
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Date

Meeting point

Meeting point is at our agency WALKIN & EATIN GALICIA located at Rúa San Miguel dos Agros, number 3. It is just 300 mts from St. James' Cathedral. Your guide will be waiting for you there.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Mobility scooters
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Non-folding wheelchairs
  • Non-folding strollers
  • Smoking indoors
  • Handcarts
  • Electric wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • There is no elevator inside the museum.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

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Muy bien la Guía, un tour 100% recomendable

June 3, 2022

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Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, never rush through our tour, very well spoken. Excellent!

June 15, 2022

The guide was very knowledgeable and was interested in the subject. I enjoyed the time I spent with her.

June 20, 2022

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