Guided tour

Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: OptimusTours

Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral and Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: OptimusTours

From US$ 18.38 per person

Skip the lines and discover the heritage of Santiago Cathedral. Choose between options: a guided tour of the cathedral and its museum or a guided tour of the cathedral, roofs, and tower.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish


  • Enjoy a tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela with an expert guide
  • Learn about the Cathedral including Chapel of the Relics qne the Royal Pantheon
  • Avoid the hassle of crowds with skip-the-line entry tickets to the Cathedral
  • Discover the rooftops and enjoy the amazing views of the city from the top
  • Climb 150 steps to the tower and get the best view of Santiago de Compostela
Full description

Skip the line and discover the Romanesque architecture of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela with an expert guide. Explore the Cathedral and its museum and get a better perspective of the last stop on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route.

Choose between the two options:

1) Guided tour of the cathedral and its museum:

Admire the beautiful interiors of the Cathedral on four floors. See notable features of the Cathedral, such as the Chapel of Relics, the Royal Pantheon, the Treasury, the Chapter Library, the Botafumeiro, and the Obradoiro balcony.

Learn more about the construction and destruction of the Cathedral throughout the centuries. 2) A guided visit to the roofs of the cathedral, the carraca tower, the interior of the cathedral and its museum, which is available only in Spanish.

On this tour, you will get to know the Cathedral of Santiago in its entirety, touring its museum and enjoying the best views of the city from the roofs of the cathedral and the viewpoint of the Torre de la Carraca, more than 50 meters high.

  • Museum tickets (both options)
  • Rooftops tickets (if the option to visit the roofs has been selected)
  • Tower tickets (if the option to visit the roofs has been selected)
  • A guided live tour of both options
  • Interior of the cathedral
  • Single-use headsets
  • Food and drinks
  • Everything that is not specified in the included section
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

· Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts · Your guide will wait for you in OptimusTours Office in Rúa Nova 40

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult
  • The rooftop options of the tour are not recommended for children under 10 years of age
  • If you are over 65, then please know that there will be 150 steps to climb (rooftops option)
  • Entry to the Portico of Glory is not included, the guide makes an explanation from the outside
  • Pets are not allowed inside the museum.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 451 reviews

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A very complete guided tour of the museum and the cathedral. Diego (the guide) is a wonderful person, you can see passion in what he tells and he transmits it to the whole group. It not only gives the information as such, but also a series of curiosities about the things that we are seeing. highly recommended

August 28, 2022

This tour helped to bring alive objects in the museum and cathedral. Our guide was energetic and knowledgeable and I’m very glad we did it. My one bit of advice: I would have loved to have learned more about present-day pilgrims and any interesting stories from those journeys over the years and why people make them. I left knowing more about centuries past but not enough about the phenomena of present-day pilgrims, which I think could be weaved into the storytelling.

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August 12, 2022

excellent tour. The guide Óscar made the visit fly by. We could have spent hours and hours listening to their stories about the wonderful Cathedral of Santiago and its Museum. It has been a real luxury to have him. I would repeat it if in doubt and I recommend it to everyone who is in Santiago de Compostela and wants to visit the Cathedral and its Museum.

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August 7, 2022

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