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Museo do Pobo Galego (Museum of Galician People)

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Address: Rua de Valle Inclan 3, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Phone Number: 34981583620
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Its all about the Galician people and their history heritage and culture. There are paintings and ships and models of villages and how people used to live

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
tony b
Lliria, Spain
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Lliria, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its all about the Galician people and their history heritage and culture. There are paintings and ships and models of villages and how people used to live

Thank tony b
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the museum- it had exhibits on Galician traditions, clothing, society, fishing life, rites of passage, tools, buildings, and it has a small church connected to the museum. The problem I ran into was that everything was in Galician. Most rooms have translations in Spanish, but don't expect to understand all of it, especially in the sea/fishing rooms (though... More 

Thank Amanda K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

It's interesting and it costs only 1€. You can get to know better the people of Galicia, their history, traditions, etc. Also right beside there is Museum of Modern Art and Praque Bonaval, so you can put it together.

Thank Monika C
Toronto, Australia
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31 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

What a disappointment. This is not a professional museum - it's a bunch of rooms with giant placards containing minimal captions that don't describe a narrative arch, or a history. Someone else wrote that it's not for tourists, but for Galician kids. I agree - but even the kids would learn very little, if anything. The placards have some nice... More 

Thank Molly A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The Museo do Pobo Galego is just outside the old city walls (just outside of the porta do camino) adjoining the contemporary art museum in part of the striking former convent Santo Domingo Bonival. The large museum collection covers all facets of traditional galician life from village life to traditional architecture, trades, art, music, costume, and more. It was very... More 

Thank klsalas
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

A little walk from the main center of Santiago de Compostela, this museum is well worth the detour. Exhibits are lovingly displayed in a way that provides a beautiful look into the lives of the Galicians. Great value, especially the upper floors with historical dress, musical instruments and lace work.

Thank Anne O
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

A nice museum tucked away from the main part of the old town and is surrounded by some nice local bars & restaurants . Good all round views of past Galician life with great photos , artefacts , models etc only Downside was no English translations against each section . There was a card by the entrance to each section... More 

Thank KentSunshinelady
Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We really looking forward to visiting this museum - really enjoy museums focused on the people's daily lives, cultures etc. Easily accessible location - can walk to it from the old town. This museum is in a really beautiful building, has many exhibits but has minimal information in English. They are missing a great opportunity to raise awareness of Galician... More 

Thank MaureenBell
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Lovely museum that we totally enjoyed. The history of the Galician people was focused on the family. Parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren all lived close to each other on their land. When the men took off to fish, the women and children stayed behind to take over the chores on their farms. Great history and great exhibits of old tools... More 

Thank MPena_Austin
Fife, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is an excellent museum - really well done and very informative. And an amazing staircase! However, while it's totally right that the information beside each exhibit should be first and foremost in Galego, I agree with some of the other reviewers that it needs to be in Spanish and English too so that more visitors can learn about Galicia's... More 

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