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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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We stopped in here in the morning. It was a very interesting museum, it had all sort of cool stuff. The high lite was the spiral stair case that had three different stair case all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here in the morning. It was a very interesting museum, it had all sort of cool stuff. The high lite was the spiral stair case that had three different stair case all going up it. Each stair case would take you to a different floor, so it was fun to try and catch up with the others... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Museum of Galician People is a very large museum and it explains the culture of the Galician People. The most interesting part of the church is the Pantheon of Illustrious Galicians at one of the side chapels. The most important persons buried there is the Romanticist writer and poet, Rosalia de Castro. She lived between 1837 and 1885. Other... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This museum is in a lovely old monastery, ten minutes' walk from the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. Entry costs €3 (€1 for pensioners). Displays illustrate the changes in the people of Galicia, their livelihoods, the countryside, customs, clothing and music over many centuries. I thought that the purpose of the museum was to explain Galicia to the world. Perhaps... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

An interesting way to spend a couple if hours, especially if it's raining. Lots of scale models and life-sized dioramas to show you what life in Galicia was like in the not-so-distant past. A cool spiral staircase too. Surprisingly, our nine-year-old son loved it and couldn't stop taking pictures. We all learned a lot about Galician culture. I totally recommend... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We stumbled on this museum by accident - and greatly enjoyed looking at the full-sized fishing boats on the ground floor and the costumes, agricultural implements and accompanying photos showing how they were used - or carried (on the head, in some cases). Well worth a visit for an hour or so - but watch out for the closing time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I actually visited this museum three years ago. I found it to be very interesting. I took lots of pictures that I still find meaningful. I would suggest a visit while in Santiago.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Yes, the three spirals of the spiral staircase are well worth going to see, and they are every bit as spectacular as youmay have read. But the general displays are also quite amazing.They range from talking about the history of boat building and fishing, through architecture and immigration.In addition, there are often special exhibitions, in our case we saw some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I visited this museum in March, 2015, in the hope that I could find confirmation that my Spanish great-grandfather, Jose Vilarelle Vazquez was indeed an artist and had exhibited in his home city of Santiago. The staff could not have been more helpful. I explained my quest to the young woman on the reception desk and within minutes I was... More 

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Martinez, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Focus on Galician life was refreshing and interesting. Amazing triple spiral staircase. Sections on boating/sea , clothing, crafts, pottery, agriculture

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Excellent folk museum. Clear displays, signs mostly in Spanish only but good black and white photos to explain more in picture form so English translations unnecessary. Lovely old building. Displays well laid out - not too many items. Very clean, peaceful place to visit to get a break from the mania of fiesta on the streets.

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Address: Rua de Valle Inclan 3, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Galicia  >  A Coruna Province  >  Santiago de Compostela

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