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The Cathedral of Santiago Museum offers visitors the possibility of furthering their knowledge of the Cathedral's history and art through its different areas and the temporary exhibits that it organises.
 
The different types of visits are centralized at the Visitor Reception Centre, whose access is through the Plaza del Obradoiro.
 
  
 
 

HoURS:

From Monday to Sunday

April - October: 09:00 am to 08:00 pm / November - March: 10:00 am to 08:00 pm

[December 24th and 31st: 10:00h am 3:00pm. January 1st and 6th, July 25th and December 25th: closed]

types of visits:

I. Permanent collection

General: 6 euros / Reduced: 4 euros

II. Pórtico of the Glory

General guided tour + Permanen col: 10 euros / Reduced guided tour +Permanent col: 8 euros

III. Roofs of the Chatedral

General: 12 euros / Reduced: 10 euros

IV. Tribune of the Catedral

General guided tour + Permanen col: 10 euros / Reduced guided tour +Permanent col: 8 euros

V. Archaelogical excavations

General: 10 euros / Reduced: 8 euros

VI. Combined (I + III)

General: 15 euros / Reduced: 12 euros

*Reduced rate: students, unemployed persons, retired persons, and pilgrims. Special rates for groups.

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A visit to the history and art of the Cathedral of Santiago through its best works of art. Visitors can journey back in time and discover how from a sepulchre a great cathedral is built. Around it, over the centuries, a city developed together with the Saint James phenomenon and The Way, which has played an important role in the building of the European identity and which has been a World Heritage Site since 1985.

-Ground floor: The origins of the Cathedral / Master Mateo / Master Mateo's Stone Choir / The building of the Romanesque cathedral

-1st Floor: 13th and 14th century art in the Cathedral / 16th, 17th and 18th century art in the Cathedral / The Apostle Saint James

-2nd Floor: Renaissance cloister / Chapel of the Relics / Royal Pantheon / The Cathedral's Treasury / Chapter Library / Botafumeiro / Chapter Room

-3rd Floor: Collection of textile art / Tapestries by Rubens / Tapestries by Teniers / Tapestries by José del Castillo / Tapestries by Goya / Obradoiro balcony

Visit the Permanent collection

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Romanesque style civil building annex to the Cathedral. It owes its name to Diego Gelmírez, first Archbishop of Compostela and promoter of the monuments ensemble. It is a splendid medieval architectural ensemble with Hall of Arms, Manrique Room, and Kitchen. Especially remarkable is its Ceremonial Room, with monumentally grandiose and beautiful decoration with illustrated corbels representing a royal banquet. It houses temporary exhibits.

 

The Portico of Glory is the western entrance to the Romanesque cathedral. It was designed by the genius of Master Mateo, whose atelier of stonemasons interpreted the passages of the Apocalypse in stone. It is considered a masterpiece of universal art. Visitors may witness the restoration works that are being carried out, sponsored by the Barrié Foundation.

 

The stone rooftops of the Cathedral of Santiago are laid out in a staggered form and they can be visited. They offer spectacular views both of the basilica as of the city of Santiago de Compostela.

Visit the roof of the Cathedral

In the subsoil of the Cathedral, the archaeological excavations carried out during different periods have unearthed many vestiges of the origins of the basilica and of the city. Under the floor an intricate network of necropolis that began in Roman times and lasted until the construction of the Romanesque cathedral can be found, as well as the remains of the early basilicas and part of the first defensive wall around the city of Compostela.

 

The Cathedral tribune is the corridor that surrounds the perimeter of the basilica, consisting of a second floor above the side aisles. Its style is Romanesque and has a number of interesting capitals. Visitors can walk around its full length to admire its architecture and enjoy an original view of the Cathedral's interior. The visit also offers a view of other artistic elements, such as the organ case or the top of the main altar's baldachin.

Visit the tribune