Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

From $17.89 per person

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.

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Duration 2 hours
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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
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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

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    Overall rating

    4.6 / 5

    based on 133 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
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    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Service
      4.6/5
    • Organization
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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

    Elena was very engaged told us a lot about St James , stories about Santiago Compostela its history. Described most important things in museum and the Cathedral with many stories and anegdotes. Although the Cathedral was under construction ( not everything was to be seen) we were lucky to imagine it due to her stories thank you!

    August 5, 2020

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    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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