Visit Cathedral + Museum + Portico de la Gloria


an experience that unites the best of the old town of Santiago de Compostela. With this guided tour, you can visit the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the Cathedral museum and the famous Portico de la Gloria, through the explanations of a professional guide accredited by the Xunta de Galicia.

Available from Tuesday to Saturday at 11.30 A.M. and lasts approximately 2 hours.

The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

It is an impressive temple of the Catholic religion in the city of Santiago de Compostela. It is considered one of the most important places of pilgrimage on the planet and is the final destination of the famous Camino de Santiago.

The cathedral dates back to the 11th century and has a mixture of architectural styles due to continuous extensions or modifications. Highlights include its baroque façade, the clock tower, the Puerta del Perdón and the Portico de la Gloria.

Museum of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

It is a museum located in the square of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. This is an essential visit for art and liturgical objects lovers, said liturgical objects being of great historical and religious value such as paintings, sculptures, manuscripts and other objects related to the history of the cathedral and the Camino de Santiago.

Among the most outstanding works in there is the Codex Calixtino, a 12th-century manuscript considered a jewel of medieval literature.


The Portico de la Gloria

A masterpiece of Romanesque art made by master Mateo at the end of the 12th century, it is located on the western façade of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, in northwestern Spain. Today, it is still considered one of the most important examples of European medieval art.

It consists of three arches decorated with more than 200 sculptures representing figures from the Bible and allegories of human life. In the middle of this Portico is the figure of the Christ, surrounded by his Apostles and various figures of the Old and New Testaments.

It is known worldwide for its beauty and allegorical character, which invites the viewer to reflect on the meaning of life and death.


Clear dates


  • Entrance to the Cathedral Museum
  • Entrance to the Portico de la Gloria
  • Accredited tourist guide
  • skip the line


Since you enter the cathedral, it is not suitable for

  • pets
  • people with reduced mobility
  • backpack or cane carriers


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