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Very interesting museum showing how the cathedral was restored and the on going work to keep it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Nice and quiet...

Liked the Master Mateo stuff in Palace side...some stuff in English...and the restoration video has... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Simon D
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Praza Obradoiro S/N, 15704, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought the combined roof and museum ticket, sadly we didn't gain full benefit as we have only basic Spanish. The displays and artefacts seemed very interesting but it would have been so much better for us had they provided foreign language translations of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting museum showing how the cathedral was restored and the on going work to keep it from deteriorating. Beautiful areas withing the cathedral structure and views out on to the Plaza in front of the cathedral.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Liked the Master Mateo stuff in Palace side...some stuff in English...and the restoration video has subtitles, but nathin' other side... Museum proper has tapestry of Goya's Tobacco Guards (saucy dude with 4 pistols in belt)...think a few of Rubens' ones in there too...I'd highlight more,...More

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the highlight of a visit to the Santiago Cathedral site. The ground floor has an impressive reconstruction of the original cloisters, which were demolished in mediaeval times as being too cold (they were built in granite) and too old fashioned. On the first...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Permanent Collection and Roof Tour and saw amazing sculptures, art, history of the building and tapestries. Also we were taken on a tour of the roof of the Cathedral which was very interesting. The TOUR WAS ONLY IN SPANISH and it appears...More

1  Thank ce105wine
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Nice museum with many historical pieces of art on display from the long history of the cathedral , a chance to tour the cloister and also have a view over the main plaza from the balcony on the top floor. Worth heading to. A good...More

Thank bjnomads
Reviewed 21 June 2018

there were amazing sculptures, statues, paintings and tapestries of religious figures that i recommend to any art lover, or anyone interested in history. there is no english translation unfortunately, but i enjoyed the museum despite that. you also can't take photos inside which was annoying...More

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Part of our Gate 1 tour. You really need a guide or audio guide to get the impact of the stuff. Fortunately we had an excellent guide. This is not your ordinary religious art church museum. As I said this was way better than the...More

1  Thank kingofhma
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Unfortunately, the audio tours were not operational due to 'technical problems' when we visited. As the exhibits are labeled only in Spanish, we really had no idea what we were looking at or why it might have been significant.

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Entry to this museum is housed in the cathedral buildings and gives you access to more parts of the cathedral than the free cathedral entry. There are great views of Santiago and Plaza del Obradoiro from the balcony. The exhibits give a good view of...More

Thank Peter W
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