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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  • Unless you're some sort of historian, getting the audio guide is an absolute must. One of the nicer things to see, make it worthy of your time and really appreciate the work involved by getting the gu...  more »
  • Fantastic museum, but we didn't see any English translations near any of the artifacts. The museum did offer audio devices (for a fee) to use while walking through the museum. The tapestries had some ...  more »
  • It cost me 6 Euro to go in, plus an extra 3.5 Euro for an audio guide (had I chosen one), much, much more expensive that the far superior Pilgrim's Museum. Had this museum been curated more imaginitiv...  more »

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Where to stay in Santiago de Compostela

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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