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. Put Museo Catedralicio and other Santiago de Compostela attractions into our Santiago de Compostela tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 18, 2017
    One more after the visit of the Cathedral which you will discover new treasures. I liked the paintings on wood in relief. Two incredible altarpieces at the level of the cloister have amazed me. Not to mention the view on the main square.
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  • August 17, 2017
    This museum tells the story in a very educational and interesting way. If you use audio guide best, insurance will be very satisfied!
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  • August 16, 2017
    If you like to read and learn about where you are visiting and how its become whta it is today then this is for you. They even have a couple rooms with videos. It also shows what they are doing in the...  more »

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Lodging in the city's old district is the most scenic option. Some hotels even offer rooms in renovated historical buildings near the cathedral. Consider a stay in Monte do Gozo, a small town just outside the city that offers 2,000 beds to weary pilgrims.
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