Guided visit to the Cathedral of Santiago and museum

Discover the treasures of a building which has been in existence for over a thousand years.

Delve into the bowels of a World Heritage temple and the third holy city of Christianity.

Visit the Main Altarpiece in our Cathedral and Museum Tour
Everyday except Mondays
Look for our green umbrella
1 hour 45 minutes
18,00 €
0 ≥ 12 years*
0 Children**
* Above 12 years old (12 years included)
** Under 12 years old.
Total amount to be paid: 0
Includes entrance to the Santiago Cathedral museum and visit to the museum and the temple
In the Cathedral a mask is required
It is our regret to inform you that the online booking system for this tour is temporarily unavailable. You can book a tour by calling +35 1937978932 or emailing We apologise for this inconvenience.
Enjoy the Botafumeiro, the famous incense burner of Santiago Cathedral

Some interesting spots during the walking tour

  • The old stone Choir of the Cathedral of the 12th century.
  • Rooms with paintings, sculptures and altarpiece
  • Tapestries of Goya
  • The Archive-Library of the Cathedral
  • Cathedral Balconies
  • Cloister and current canon cemetery
  • Chapter Room
  • Chapel of the Relics
  • The Cathedral’s Treasury
  • Visit to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (temple, chapels and sepulchre)

What will you find in this guided tour?

On our tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela we will discover the greatest treasures that the city has kept all throughout more than 1000 years of existence.

Beyond the classic visit to a museum, our guides will frame each relevant element of the museum within a narrative thread, making the tour a dynamic and enjoyable experience. We will first enter to the museum, where we will see some original pieces and other reconstructions of what was once the cathedral. We will also have the opportunity to see truly impressive unique works that are kept in their collections of treasures and donations. We will go up to the cloister to see one of the best panoramic views and privileged viewpoint of the city such as its balcony, and to finish, we will explain the rooms of the Library, the Treasury and the Chapel of the Relics. The second half of the tour is devoted to the temple, explaining the Cathedral of Santiago from its interior and visiting the accessible chapels and the tomb of the Apostle Santiago.

Join us on our Tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and do not miss the opportunity to take with you an experience that you will talk about once you are back home.

Get to know the Pilar Chapel in our tour of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.

Our guide, Juan, is one of the best guides we have come across on all the tours we have had. A boy who knows a lot and makes it very entertaining, mixing history with popular culture.
It is very worth going into the Cathedral and having a professional of the stature of Juan tell you about it. There is no color.
Thank you very much for showing us Santiago and its Cathedral!

Antonio Ortiz

Great both Juan in the part of the city and Andrés in the cathedral; they make something enjoyable that gives a lot of data but with anecdotes and jokes to make it more entertaining

Ana Vera

Andrés was our guide, historian, native of Santiago. It was an incredible experience. Entertaining, fun, funny and with millions of recommendations under his arm.

Concha Prosper

We are three friends who have visited this city numerous times, but this time, we have done two guided tours with Juan, the city tour and the cathedral tour. It has been an unforgettable exhibition due to his extensive knowledge, sense of humor and his desire to make us love this city by transmitting his enthusiasm and experience. Highly recommended

Beatriz Tejo

SUPER RECOMMENDED!! We have been doing the tour with our guide Juan and in addition to knowing the historic center he tells you many interesting and funny anecdotes! We liked it a lot and we would definitely repeat! Thank you John :)

Jorge “Gambor”

My partner and I have done two tours today: one with Fran through the city and another with Andrés inside the cathedral. Both have been great guides, it shows their knowledge of history and the enthusiasm they put forth. A pleasure to have taken the freetours.

Dani Martínez

Highly recommended Small groups and the guide very entertaining

Noor Y

One of the best tours we have done :) and we have like 30 all over Europe. Juan is a crack! Thank you :)

Angel Luis Reillo

The tour is very interesting, we have discovered a lot of things that otherwise would have gone unnoticed.
Andres, the guide has been very polite and respectful of all the places visited.

Maria Lopez

The free tour has been enjoyable, fun and very complete. A complete vision of the old town with a touch of humor on the part of the guide that has made us enjoy the morning a lot. Totally recommended.

Félix Sosa

The tour with Juan is something that should be on your list of things to do in Santiago. There are 2 hours of history and information that he tells in an educational and at the same time fun way ... You can tell that he likes to do it and transmits it to others ... Recommended to 1000%

Abel Ríos

Better impossible!! Juan, who has been our guide, is amazing. Can't do better. It gives you a lot of interesting historical information and is also friendly and fun. He has incredible humor and oratory. I repeat, it cannot be done better! Thanks John!