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Museo do Pobo Galego (Museum of Galician People)

Rua de Valle Inclan 3, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Rehovot, Israel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The museum is nice, and tells a lot about the culture in Galicia and the Gallego people. It is very cheap to enter too. However, it lacks dates and historical references for you to fully understand the development of Galician culture. On purpose, everything is written in gallego, so if you don't speak spanish or any other latin-based language, forget... More

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Widen, Switzerland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The museum has a central staircase which winds up like a snail. It is famous for taking pictures. We had a free entrance check for the opeing days.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Full of fascinating pictures, models, costumes and tools of Galician culture. Even without knowing the language there's plenty to entertain and inspire. Walk around the ground floor from the entrance to find the triple spiral staircase. Each stair goes to different rooms.

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is an old fashioned museum. Various exhibits that show what life was like in times past, but in my opinion nothing very informing about this part of the world or it's people as compared to any where else. Most modern museums will cater to an international audience with guides or audio guides in major languages- not the case here... More

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Dorset
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140 reviews 140 reviews
19 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

It's a shame that many people dash for the museum when the skies open, which in February was quite frequently. Give yourself a minimum of an hour to even skim the surface, armed with a useful guide to the rooms. The staircase is often mentioned and photographed and has some unusual properties. You start to climb it, branch off into... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This museum provides a wonderful insight into the local people, culture and customs. All this is added to by the old church attached the museum which used to be a monastery. The spiral staircase alone makes the visit worthwhile.

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Dublin
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152 reviews 152 reviews
11 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Since we wanted to learn about the region we were making holiday at, we planned to visit the Museo del Pueblo Gallego or Museum of the Galician People. It is housed in a building ca. 700 years old and just a short stroll from the cathedral. On Sundays the museum has open from 11.00 hours to 14.00 hours. We expected... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This museum gives a good glimpse of the cultural background and lives of the Galician people. And we loved the building itself, an old monastery in which 3 spiral staircases are intertwined going up to different levels, depending upon the rank of the monks.

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Tunbridge Wells
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is where the three-part staircase is that is shown on so many postcards, but it is also an interesting museum about the people of Galicia. At the moment there is a wonderful, wonderful photography exhibition on - well worth a visit.

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Aspe Spain
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Perhaps, maybe. It's heavy on small fishing boats, wickwerwork and local costumes, but we are celtic ourselves and it reminded me of what I had left behind in Wales in the UK. Including the variable weather and the type of people we were encountering.

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