Museo Catedralicio, Santiago de Compostela
(4.2/5 based on 220 reviews on the web)
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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  • It is worth visiting the Museum to meet and learn more about the history of the construction of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Has many sacred pieces, paintings, works of art, sculptures and beautiful tapestries.
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  • There are lots of interesting exhibits in this museum including the building. The choir stalls are worth a look. The best bit is the opportunity to look down over the main square. Although you aren't ...  more »
  • Inserted at the front of the Cathedral Museum little known but very interesting because you can visit a piece of Cathedral not open to the public, the treasure of the Cathedral, and the various stages of construction of the Cathedral over the centuries, all for six euros.
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