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Colorful Sculptual Triptych

This is one of the gems of the city. The three portals teach the church's warning for humanity... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2019
Susan M
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Austin, Texas
Worth the organised tour

This is a wonderful sight. You have to book your tickets either online or hope there is space on... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2019
Diamond2904
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Buckinghamshire, England
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Reviewed June 11, 2019

This is one of the gems of the city. The three portals teach the church's warning for humanity: before Christ, Christ as King, and the final judgment. The sculptures are simply stunning.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Susan M
Reviewed June 9, 2019

This is a wonderful sight. You have to book your tickets either online or hope there is space on the day. Having booked ours online we were lucky enough to get ours swapped on arrival in Santiago for an English speaking guide and this took...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

We came in the morning to the museum to ask about the door of glory. They told us the only way to see it is through a guided tour, and they have it in English on 14:00. As pilgrims who have the compostella - we...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 23, 2019

You can take a guided tour to see the Portico of Glory or you can secure a free ticket by lining up at a small green window at 7.00 PM the night before. The window is number 3 in a street that is close to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed May 13, 2019

I was here with a group of pilgrims about to embark on Santiago to Fisterra; our guide was able to arrange a tour in English and it was well worth the trouble. I couldn't understand why she was so excited about the tour until we...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

Either book online or they have limited tickets for the day that they sell at 9:00 when the museum opens. It’s the only way to visit it, and it’s amazing, so plan in advance. Some tours are in english but most in spanish. No pictures...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Sindel72
Reviewed April 22, 2019

The portico is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful examples of the roman art. The sculpture set was originally the entrance of the cathedral and is unique.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019

The work is beautiful. We were told there would be a guided tour, for which we bought tickets; however we were not told the tour would all be in Spanish. It would have been nice to have been advised of this. None of the signage...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Diana T
Reviewed April 4, 2019

Unless you are lucky enough to get one of the 50 free tickets for a tour at 19H30 only available the evening beforehand from the Museum Ticket Desk, you'll have to pay for a guided tour. But do so! You'll need the guide to unravel...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Alsacienne
Reviewed March 23, 2019

It's worth seeing, though you can view parts of it from inside the cathedral, and it's a separated from the other parts so you have to queue to see it. Also part of local folk lore. I won't go too much into the story, needless...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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My understanding the tours are all in Spanish although we secured a free ticket and used the English brochure provided which is probably adequate as it is more visual than anything else. The free tickets are limited to 50... More
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