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The museum

The museum

The museum was created in 1951 with the main goal of protecting, preserving, documenting, researching and promoting the material and immaterial assets related to pilgrimage as a universal FENÓMENO, the inception and evolution of the city of Santiago de Compostela as the end of the pilgrimage and the Jacobean pilgrimage in all its dimensions. Therefore, the, museum devotes its permanent exhibition to different aspects related to Santiago and to pilgrimage from a wide range of points of view. Its halls host the most diverse pieces in terms of type and time regarding this subject, was well material from the archaeological excavations developed in the area of Santiago City Council. Through its temporary exhibitions, the museum explores pilgrimage in other cultures and places of the world.

Today, the museum is located in a new emplacement: the building known as “Banco de España” (Bank of Spain), located in Praza das Praterias - one of the entrances to the Cathedral.

The Museum of Pilgrimage and Santiago is owned by the State and managed by the Xunta de Galicia.

Museum information (PDF)

Praza das Praterías, s/n
15704, Santiago de Compostela

Tlf. +34 881 867 315 / + 34 881 867 316
Fax +34 881 867 323


Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 am to 8 pm.
Saturdays from 11 am to 19:30 pm.
Sundays and holidays from 10:15 am to 14:45 pm.
Closed: Mondays, January 1 and 6, May 1, December 24, 25 and 31 and a local holiday (August 16).


General admission: 2.40 €
Reduced rate: 1.20 €. For holders of youth cards and student cards (over 18), groups of over 15 people who book at least 15 days in advance and pilgrims who present their "Compostela" or similar document.
Free: for all those under 18, over 65s, retired people, unemployed people, cultural and educational volunteers.
Visitor information centre:
Information and group bookings:
Telephone: 981 56 61 10