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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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More than just the amazing spiral stairs

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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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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Iasi, Romania
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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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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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Naples, Florida
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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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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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Address: Address: Rua de Valle Inclan 3, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Galicia  >  A Coruna Province  >  Santiago de Compostela

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