Guided tour

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: Galicia Experience

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: Galicia Experience
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From US$ 15.13 per person

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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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Live tour guide
Spanish

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.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance ticket to the cathedral museum
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 195 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Service
      4.6/5
    • Organization
      4.5/5

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    Our guide was Alberto- a Spanish native and art history student. He was amazing, knowing the most important features of the art in the museum and the church. Obviously, these are major elements but he is also very knowledgeable of the religion and importance of the Church in Spain, which he impressed upon us as well. Thanks to Alberto, we are considering a Camino de Santiago in our future. Wonderful guide.

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    November 5, 2021

    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

    Muy bien organizado. Tienen una pequeña oficina cerca de la catedral, allí te dan los auriculares para ir escuchando al guía y poder moverte libremente sin perderte nada de la explicación. La guía que nos tocó se llama Laura y es totalmente recomendable, hizo que se nos pasasen las 2 horas volando (incluso a nuestro hijo de 9 años). Actividad totalmente recomendable!!!

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    August 18, 2022

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