Guided tour

Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral & Museum w/Pórtico Option

Activity provider: OptimusTours

Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral & Museum w/Pórtico Option

Activity provider: OptimusTours

From US$ 16.18 per person

Skip the lines and discover the heritage of Santiago Cathedral and its museum. Learn about the cathedral's history through the centuries and choose the option to explore the Portico de la Gloria.

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Duration 1.5 - 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela with an expert guide
  • Learn about the cathedral including Chapel of the Relics and the Royal Pantheon
  • Avoid the hassle of crowds with skip-the-line entry tickets to the cathedral
Full description

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

Admire the beautiful interiors of the cathedral on 4 floors and learn about the construction and destruction of the cathedral throughout the centuries. 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.

If you choose the Portico of Gloria option, your guide will wait for you in Plaza do Obradoiro so they can explain more about this Romanesque masterpiece and the legacy of Maestre Mateo.

Includes
  • Museum entry tickets
  • Portico de la Gloria ticket (if option selected)
  • Guide
  • Cathedral entry
  • Single-use headsets
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Your guide will wait for you in Obradoiro Square with an orange umbrella.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult
  • Entry to the Portico of Glory is not included as part of the tour, but the guide will give an explanation about the site from the outside
  • Pets are not allowed inside the museum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 505 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    5/5

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Awesome! Kudos to Alberto! Love his energy and passion to share the info. Such a storyteller!! He covered every single detail during the visit. He was generous to share tips for restaurants and more places to visit. I was very pleased with this tour and will highly recommend it also , he made it a fun experience!!

November 25, 2022

Despite thinking that the tour would be more about the Cathedral specifically - I found the museum fascinating. Actually everything in the museum is linked to the Cathedral, so it really was about the Cathedral! Even though the museum is extensive, our guide chose specific things to focus on, which made the visit easier to take in. This is a very worthwhile experience.

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September 28, 2022

A very complete guided tour of the museum and the cathedral. Diego (the guide) is a wonderful person, you can see passion in what he tells and he transmits it to the whole group. It not only gives the information as such, but also a series of curiosities about the things that we are seeing. highly recommended

August 28, 2022

Product ID: 394992