Museo da Catedral
Catedral de Santiago de Compostela
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Museo da Catedral information
The Museo da Catedral spreads over four floors and includes the cathedral's large, 16th-century, Gothic/plateresque cloister. You'll see a sizeable section of Maestro Mateo's original carved stone choir (destroyed in 1604 but recently pieced back together), an impressive collection of religious art (including the botafumeiros, in the 2nd-floor library), the lavishly decorated 18th-century sala capitular (chapter house), a room of tapestries woven from designs by Goya, and, off the cloister, the Panteón de Reyes, with tombs of kings of medieval León.
Tickets are sold in the cathedral's Visitor Reception Centre , at the foot of the Obradoiro facade, The museum ticket also gives access to the Pazo de Xelmírez , the 12th-century bishop's palace adjoining the cathedral's north side, which contains a very worthwhile exhibition on the Pórtico de la Gloria and, in its banquet hall, some exquisite little wall busts depicting musicians, bakers, feasters, kings and jugglers.