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Address: Rua de San Miguel, 4, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Phone Number: (0(034) 981 581558
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Worth the short walk

This review refers to the museum NOT by the cathedral. Why any sensible place would have two museums almost identically named in such a small town is beyond me. Anyway it's a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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london
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

This review refers to the museum NOT by the cathedral. Why any sensible place would have two museums almost identically named in such a small town is beyond me. Anyway it's a lovely little museum, very manageable, am sure it will improve and continue to modernise, so make the effort to go. Good room of St James figures, stuff about... More 

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London,England
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13 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Lots on the building and early musical instruments but not that much on the pilgrimage itself - either ancient, or modern. Your ticket lets you come and go all day. But one visit was enough for me.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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231 attraction reviews
494 helpful votes 494 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This museum is free, and represents an excellent effort by the curators to present the Camino. Don't miss the displays on the top floor of statues of Santiago, small pieces of Camino sculpture in jet black stone and others in silver. These are the highlights of the museum you won't find elsewhere.

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oxford, UK
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

First, be careful to go to the museum in Rua de San Miguel. There is another building called Museum das Pergrinacions close to the cathedral, and it is virtually empty and no good at all. This one has several rooms, with information cards in English in each room, covering pilgrimage across the world, the history of the St James cult,... More 

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California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Nice exhibits about the pilgrims of Santiago de Compostela. While we were there a temporary exhibit of Russian religious paintings was also on display. Both very interesting.

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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We thought of this place to be a more historic exhibit telling the history of pilgrimship but it was a modern building inside with a temporary music instrument and photography exhibition.

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El Paso
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

go to the new one. don't go to the old one. the new one is the one next to the cathedral. has lots of info regarding the cathedral. worth to go.

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A lovely little museum- great value- free! Some great images of Santiago through the ages. Learned quite a but about Santiago himself.

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Pontevedra, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

it was very cheap and there were some very nice computers one could you to find out more information about the church. Interesting but I think it is better to just go into the cathedral itself.

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Sydney
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90 reviews 90 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is an interesting small museum, especially if you have just walked on the Camino. The entrance is free, the staff very helpful, and the information plentiful and in a number of languages.

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