Free Tour St. Jame's Cathedral and Museum

The guided visit, free tour mode, to the Cathedral Museum and the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela focuses on the history of the Cathedral and the tomb of the Apostle, the heart of the city that bears his name. We are official guides authorized by the Chapter of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela to carry out these visits.

What is a Free Tour?

It is about a walking visit with a qualified guides for free. Once the tour is finished, you can put a price according to your level of satisfaction.

Things to do Free Tour St. Jame's Cathedral and Museum

The tour begins with a visit to the Cathedral Museum. For this, the entrance fee will be charged in advance.

With the guide authorized by the Cabildo, we will visit the different floors and rooms where we will see works of art from the 13th and 14th centuries, the Renaissance cloister, the Chapel of the Relics, the Chapter Library with priceless writings such as the Codex Calixtino... and many other treasures that can only be seen by visiting the museum. This will be the threshold to the evolution of the Cathedral throughout the centuries.

Then we will go to the Cathedral, without queuing.

We will talk about the Pórtico de la Gloria and many other curiosities such as El Botafumeiro. We will be amazed by the majesty of the Baroque altar with the image of the seated Apostle in the center of the 13th century. This image is to perform the long-awaited hug that pilgrims perform once the goal of their pilgrimage has been reached. Every detail of the altar has its meaning. We will continue our journey through the central nave and adjacent, smaller chapels and under the chapel of the High Altar is the tomb of the Apostle Santiago along with those of his two disciples Theodore and Atanasio.

Highlights to see in Free Tour St. Jame's Cathedral and Museum

  • Guided tour of St. James' Cathedral's museum
  • Chapel of the Relics
  • Chapter Library
  • Botafumeiro
  • Pórtico de la Gloria


2 hours 30 minutes
Guide in Spanish and English

Persons: free

Availability and starting time

16:00 - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

When to book?
You can reserve up to before the activity
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel the reservation, so that the guide does not wait.


Official local guide
Guide authorized by Cathedral's Chapter
Direct access to Cathedral no queuing
Guided visit in St. James' Cathedral's Museum


Visit to Port of Glory

Meeting point

Meeting point at our WALKIN&EATIN GALICIA agency, located at Rúa San Miguel dos Agros number 3, 300 meters from the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.


How to book?
Limited availability. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability. Choose date and fill in the required fields. Secure and protected payment. You will immediately receive your booking confirmation.
Super safe route! COVID-19 efforts
Our route takes the recommendations and key considerations of security and protection against Coronavirus.
Is the interior of the monuments visited?
Exterior and interior of most named sites
Is the tour adapted for people with reduced mobility?
Not adapted
Guaranteed departures without min of travelers
Are animals allowed?
Activity recommended for children?
Yes, families are welcome

Our promises

Best price guaranteed
Quick and easy reservation
Multilingual Customer Service
Secure payment

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