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Worthwhile but... no English

Really great to see the cloister, library and other rooms and spaces as well as great views from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
abbyxwhite
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Christchurch, New Zealand
via mobile
Goya paintings

This is a museum attached to the Cathedral and it contains some paintings by Goya and some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MBKOKent
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great to see the cloister, library and other rooms and spaces as well as great views from the top... just a shame no English translations or captions. Would have rated this a 5/5 if I spoke Spanish!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank abbyxwhite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has many wonderful displays but the lack of information is frustrating. A guided tour in English would have made this much more enjoyable, but only Spanish tours were offered.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a museum attached to the Cathedral and it contains some paintings by Goya and some tapestries. From the Museum one can access the balcony to look out over the Plaza.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MBKOKent
Reviewed 29 October 2018

The Museum is interesting enough, and I specially liked the huge tapestries by Rubens and Goya on the third floor, they are amazing! The Cathedral Library is also interesting, but the main problem is the lack of English translation.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Gonen2014
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Chris_NYorks
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank astroarchitect
Reviewed 28 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Simon D
Reviewed 28 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 17 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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