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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

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Galicia History

For someone who is interested in the history of Galicia (as I found myself to be), this is a very interesting place to visit, allowing one to find out more about this wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
Georgiana S
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Iasi, Romania
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Iasi, Romania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

For someone who is interested in the history of Galicia (as I found myself to be), this is a very interesting place to visit, allowing one to find out more about this wonderful region of Spain.

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Dakar, Senegal
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Beautiful museum telling the story of its people. huge effort put into preserving regional history. Also good value and all the staff helpful and knowledgable.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you are tight on time, I wouldn't plan on coming. Better to spend it at the Cathedral and its museum. The focal points of the two are different however. Its not expensive and it is worth a visit if you have the time.

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London,England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

But the convent museum and the cathedral museums are the ones you do not want to miss. This one was handy for my hotel though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A nice visit that is worthy to appreciate the stairs in DNA form made by Domingo de Andrade. Great barroque art style stair.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

If you like learning about the history of a place, then this is it. All displays are also in English and the second floor has a brilliant interactive display using computers. We were able to take a walk around medieval Santiago as if we were a pilgrim. The best thing about it was the ticket lasted all day and only... More 

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Grimsby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Pleasantly surprised how good this was with exhibits covering the sea, agriculture, culture, family life etc.. over the years. Only drawback was that the explanations against the exhibits did not include any translations into English. Incredible triple spiral staircase between the floors. Admission price only 3 euros - great value for money.

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Rehovot, Israel
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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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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 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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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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