Santiago de Compostela
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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 Romanesque architecture of 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 across four floors. See notable features of the Cathedral including the Chapel of the 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. Hear of the legends and historical facts associates with the Cathedral with your official guides.

Santiago: Santiago Cathedral, Museum and City Walking Tour

2. Santiago: Santiago Cathedral, Museum and City Walking Tour

Experience everything Santiago has to offer on this combination guided walking tour. Explore the historic center, learn about the city's fascinating history, and visit the iconic Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. Begin your tour of Santiago in the historic center with a guided tour of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and its in-depth museum. As you walk through the restored temple, marvel at the intricate designs on the nave and crypt. Continue to the Cathedral Museum to learn about its Romanesque past and see works of art dating from the 13th century. Underneath the cathedral, see archeological excavations of an ancient Roman city. After you've seen the Cathedral and museum, enjoy a coffee and photo break before beginning your 3-hour guided walking tour of Santiago's historic city center. From Praza do Obradoiro, follow your guide throughout the city, seeing the top sights and learning about the area's long history.

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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What people are saying about Santiago de Compostela

The tour was excellent. Maria was bright, energetic, and very, very knowledgeable. She covered everything. I would recommend her for any tour!

The tour was very informative and we were taken to see all the highlights of the museum and Cathedral.

Diego was very good. He was very interesting with a good sense of humour. Thank you

Very interesting, the guide very friendly and explained very well...

Our tour was excellent. Very informative & interesting.