Free Tour Museum and Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Duration: 1h and 30min
Quality Verified Registered on July 31, 2018

We are the first free walking tours company of Galicia and we will be very happy to show you A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra and Vigo. All our guide are local official tour guides, enthusiastic and looking forward to show you are beutiful Galicia.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Guided tour of the Cathedral Museum and the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela focuses on the history of the Cathedral and the tomb of the Apostle, the heart of the city that bears his name. We are official guides authorized by the Chapter of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela to carry out these visits.

The tour begins with a visit to the Cathedral Museum. For this, the entrance fee will be charged in advance. The prices are based on the Rate of the Cathedral Chapter, which range between €4 and €6 depending on age or if you are a pilgrim, retiree or student.

Tickets to the museum are mandatory for the visit and must be paid by each client.

With the guide authorized by the Cabildo, we will visit the different floors and rooms where we will see works of art from the 13th and 14th centuries, the Renaissance cloister, the Chapel of the Relics, the Chapter Library with priceless writings such as the Codex Calixtino... and many other treasures that can only be seen by visiting the museum. This will be the threshold to the evolution of the Cathedral throughout the centuries.

Then we will go to the Cathedral, without queuing.
We will talk about the Pórtico de la Gloria and many other curiosities such as El Botafumeiro. We will be amazed by the majesty of the Baroque altar with the image of the seated Apostle in the center of the 13th century. This image is to perform the long-awaited hug that pilgrims perform once the goal of their pilgrimage has been reached. Every detail of the altar has its meaning. We will continue our journey through the central and adjacent naves, minor chapels and under The chapel of the High Altar is the tomb of the Apostle Santiago along with those of his two disciples Theodore and Atanasio.

* Free payment for each attendee at the end of the visit.

* Punctuality is important. Reservations for visits will be held for 5 minutes after the start of the visit. Once this time has elapsed, the places will be released for the waiting list.

* In the case of not attending, it is requested and appreciated that the reservation be canceled or communicated so that the guide is not waiting and not make the rest of the attendees wait.

* Reservations of more than 6 people in the same group of friends/family are not allowed . In case of making separate reservations for a group larger than 6 people, the guide can refuse the attendees at the same meeting point.

* The client can request a receipt for their payment or claim forms.

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  • Meeting point:
    Rúa de San Miguel dos Agros, 3, 15704...
    Rúa de San Miguel dos Agros, 3, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
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    We are waiting for you at our Walking Eating Galicia agency located at Rúa San Miguel dos Agros number 3 Bajo. It is 350 meters from the Plaza do Obradoiro and located in front of the Gothic House, another point of interest in Santiago de Compostela.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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María 11 Aug 2022
El Grao de Castellón
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

Muy buena experiencia, merece la pena conocer el museo y su historia. También tener la oportunidad de entrar a la catedral directamente. Adrián, nuestro guía, nos ha e...

CARMEN 29 Jul 2022
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Travelled in family - Jul 2022

El tour va con auricular que es de agradecer para oir cuando no estas justo delante. Buenas explicaciones. El museo se explica mucho en comparación con la catedral. ...

Alejandrina 25 Jul 2022
Dominican Republic
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Travelled in family - Jun 2022

Muy recomendable

Alicia 21 Jul 2022
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Ha sido interesante y recomendable al 100%

EUGENIO 12 Jul 2022
Donostia-San Sebastian
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Travelled in family - Jul 2022

Toda una profesional, amable y simpatica y sabia de lo que hablaba.

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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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