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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
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English first
London,England
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86 reviews 86 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
22 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 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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