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Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

1. Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

Skip the line and discover the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela with an expert guide. Explore the Cathedral and its museum and gain a greater insight into the final stop on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. Admire the beautiful interiors of the Cathedral, including the Chapel of the Relics, the Royal Pantheon, the Treasury, the Chapter Library, the Botafumeiro, the Goya tapestries, and the Obradoiro balcony. Learn more about the construction and destruction of the Cathedral throughout the centuries.

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Santiago de Compostela Private Guided Tour

2. Santiago de Compostela Private Guided Tour

Take in the major sights of Santiago de Compostela on a 2-hour guided walk. Visit the city’s best-known squares, the Cathedral, the City Hall and the Hostel of the Catholic Monarchs. Learn about the history of the Camino de Santiago and the legend of St. James. See the many symbols of the city, including the shell, the arrow and the azabache, all of which are important elements to understanding the secrets of Santiago. In addition, you’ll see the market, the university and Cervantes Square. The tour ends at the operator’s office, where you’ll be introduced to typical products from Galicia. Receive free maps, souvenirs and information about other activities.

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From Porto: Santiago de Compostela Full Day Tour

3. From Porto: Santiago de Compostela Full Day Tour

Relax as you are personally collected from your hotel in Porto at 7:30 AM and depart immediately for Santiago de Compostela. At 11:00 AM you will experience the famous Pilgrim Mass. This special mass is held each day to recognize the pilgrims who have travelled along the Way of St. James to arrive at Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. You will have the chance to be a part of a historical ceremony that has been taking place since the 9th Century. At the beginning of the mass it is traditional for the home country and starting point of all the pilgrims to be announced. Following the mass you will get a chance to learn more about the historic Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela which is dedicated to St James, one of Jesus’ apostles, and is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site.

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Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

4. Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

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.

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What people are saying about Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

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. ;)

Our guided tour by Marta was fantastic, she helped us to learn more about the history of the Cathedral of Santiago and the museum. Recommendable.

We have been fortunate to have an excellent guide, thank you Marta. A very good way to get to know the Cathedral and its museum a little more.

Marta has explained everything to us very well with very entertaining anecdotes.

A wonderful guide who made our visit super enjoyable.