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Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: OptimusTours

Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: OptimusTours
Likely to sell out Booked 21 times yesterday

From US$ 19.41 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 21 times yesterday

Skip the lines and discover the heritage of Santiago Cathedral. Choose between options: a guided tour of the cathedral and its museum or a guided tour of the cathedral, roofs, and tower.

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Duration 1 - 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish


  • Enjoy a tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela with an expert guide
  • Learn about the Cathedral including Chapel of the Relics qne the Royal Pantheon
  • Avoid the hassle of crowds with skip-the-line entry tickets to the Cathedral
  • Discover the rooftops and enjoy the amazing views of the city from the top
  • Climb 150 steps to the tower and get the best view of Santiago de Compostela
Full description

Skip the line and discover the Romanesque architecture of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela with an expert guide. Explore the Cathedral and its museum and get a better perspective of the last stop on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route.

Choose between the two options:

1) Guided tour of the cathedral and its museum:

Admire the beautiful interiors of the Cathedral on four floors. See notable features of the Cathedral, such as the Chapel of Relics, the Royal Pantheon, the Treasury, the Chapter Library, the Botafumeiro, and the Obradoiro balcony.

Learn more about the construction and destruction of the Cathedral throughout the centuries. 2) A guided visit to the roofs of the cathedral, the carraca tower, the interior of the cathedral and its museum, which is available only in Spanish.

On this tour, you will get to know the Cathedral of Santiago in its entirety, touring its museum and enjoying the best views of the city from the roofs of the cathedral and the viewpoint of the Torre de la Carraca, more than 50 meters high.

  • Museum tickets (both options)
  • Rooftops tickets (if the option to visit the roofs has been selected)
  • Tower tickets (if the option to visit the roofs has been selected)
  • A guided live tour of both options
  • Interior of the cathedral
  • Single-use headsets
  • Food and drinks
  • Everything that is not specified in the included section
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult
  • The rooftop options of the tour are not recommended for children under 10 years of age
  • If you are over 65, then please know that there will be 150 steps to climb (rooftops option)
  • Entry to the Portico of Glory is not included, the guide makes an explanation from the outside
  • Pets are not allowed inside the museum.
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 304 reviews

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It has been a wonderful guided tour. My partner and I were, along with my parents, and we all left delighted. Very entertaining explanations, very well explained and dedicates enough time to each room. They have many curiosities and everything is very bearable. Highly recommended Many thanks to our guide Marta, for leaving us a good memory on our short trip. ;)

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September 12, 2021

Very complete visit. It was done by a natural boy from Galicia and apart from the history he contributed great data and anecdotes that we would not know otherwise. I do not skimp on the time invested and had a lot of deference to people with disabilities and problems, the elderly and children. They also reduced the number of the group to 14 people of which 3 were children so fabulous.

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July 20, 2021

Excelente tour. El guía Óscar hizo que la visita se pasara volando. Podríamos haber estado horas y horas escuchado sus historias sobre la maravillosa Catedral de Santiago y su Museo. Ha sido un auténtico lujo poder contar con él. La repetería si duda y se la recomiendo a todo el mundo que esté por Santiago de Compostela y quiera visitar la Catedral y su Museo.

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August 7, 2022


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