Museo Catedralicio, Santiago de Compostela

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Enrich your visit to the adjoining cathedral by also going to Museo Catedralicio. Tour parts of the cathedral not publicly accessible, such as the Treasure Room and Relics Altar. Visit the archeological excavations or head up to the roof for a panorama of city sprawling below. The museum also boasts tapestries by Goya and Rubens, as well as large library. Signage is only in Spanish, so for a fuller experience for those who do not speak the language, buy the accompanying audio-guide and learn about what it was like to arrive in Santiago as a pilgrim. Also note that the museum is spread over four floors and has no elevator. Use our Santiago de Compostela trip planning tool to visit Museo Catedralicio on your trip to Santiago de Compostela, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • As I say, it is a visit that is worth, not time-consuming and can learn a lot, so I recommend it
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  • After visiting the Cathedral we visit the Museum and there we could internalize us a little more about this emblematic city, unique for its history, culture and emblem
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  • It was not allowed to take pictures of. Showcases exhibits on the Cathedral for many years (building supplies ranging from to). Connected to the entrance of the Cathedral and on the 3rd floor and there is wood altar was beautiful. Cathedral is free, here is 6 euros. Positively Cathedral attractions often only, even if you have time look at it? To the extent I felt.
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  • Museum full of history and treasures. You can also look around hidden side of the cathedral and look down the plaza from its balcony. If you are a big fan of Santiago or a pilgrim, you must visit this place. Entrance fee is 6€ and for pilgrims/students 4€.
  • The museum provides excellent background information about the construction and history of the cathedral. It also showcases the cathedral's extensive collection of art, historical items, and liturgical objects. Pilgrims can get discounted tickets. If you do not speak Spanish make sure to pick up an audio guide as almost all explanations are available only in Spanish/Galician. Once you finish the tour of the cathedral and museum, you can also proceed to another section of the cathedral museum, which tells the story of the ongoing restauration works. The entrance is on the other side of the Porta de la Gloria. Unfortunately, nearly all explanations are again only available in Spanish/Galician and no audio guide is available for this section. However, you can just use your ticket from the main museum for this section as well.
  • A lot of history even if some of the pieces are , at the moment, on display in other museums. The downside is that you are not allowed to take pictures.
  • A beautiful Cathedral.
  • Great place to learn about the history of this amazing cathedral.
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