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. Use our Santiago de Compostela trip planning tool to visit Museo Catedralicio on your trip to Santiago de Compostela, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The interior of the Cathedral itself is a mass of scaffolding as it undergoes renovation. This museum is worth visiting at any time, but especially as you can't see much in the cathedral. The museum i...  more »
  • Since the cathedral itself is in such chaotic condition due to restoration efforts, this museum is the best place to learn about the cathedral, its architecture, art, and history. Many of the exhibits...  more »
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