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Museo das Peregrinacions e de Santiago

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Well presented modern museum with an unusual theme

I was not expecting too much before visiting, but the curation has been done well. The building is... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2019
NileCrocodile
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London
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Great Story of the Camino

This is a lovely museum with lots of wonderful art and stories about the Camino pilgrimage (and... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2019
vatravelingbug
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cost to enter is low. Around 3 euro. The staff are not that helpful of friendly. I would not come back again. As for the displays they are not that great. Pass unless it is raining.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

I was not expecting too much before visiting, but the curation has been done well. The building is modern and the exhibits are displayed well. Many have signs in Spanish and English. The were themes around the historical development of the pilgrimage, cultural significance, artistic...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank NileCrocodile
Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

This is a very well organised information centre (not really just a museum) about the whole history & context was of SdeC and especially about pilgrimage & the cult of Santiago (St James). You’ll learn so much more than by reading the guide books and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Philby_UK
Reviewed June 19, 2019 via mobile

This is really well laid out. Has informative videos. Curated very well into sections and over 3 floors. Very cheap entry. I spent a very quick 2 hours and was astonished how quickly time has passed. Unmissable.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank H714FHcarolb
Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

Inside it’s a very modern looking museum with old items on display. I’ve done 3 Caminos, so I was hoping more of the exhibits were about modern pilgrimage - why do Pilgrim menus offer the same few items, what is the economic impact of the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I visited this museum on a Tuesday afternoon, gaining free admission because we were over 65. If you walked El Camino and have received your compostela, you also can get in free by showing it. The museum held special interest for us...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank PhilosophicalOldGuy
Reviewed May 13, 2019

This is a lovely museum with lots of wonderful art and stories about the Camino pilgrimage (and other worldly pilgrimages as well). I learned so much even though this was my second walk on the Camino with a very knowledgeable guide. Everything is well labeled...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank vatravelingbug
Reviewed April 5, 2019

This museum is well laid out, bright and spacious, very modern. Lots of interactive ways of communicating. Something for all ages. Disability friendly (lifts and wide rampways).Wonderful and welcoming staff. Photos allowed, but not flash (understandably). There are lockers to store baggage and very clean...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Diana T
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

After finishing the Camino, we visited this museum. Not only was it free, it was so incredibly well done, I was giddy with excitement. It was a mix of the history of pilgrimages, the Camino de Santiago, and the town of Santiago de Compostela. If...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MillennialProf
Reviewed November 27, 2018

I loved the museum and the history in it. I recommend a visit to understand Santiago history and conservation plans.

Date of experience: November 2018
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