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Museo do Pobo Galego

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The Museum of Galician People was created in 1976 with the objectives of research and the preservation, dissemination, defence and promotion of Galician culture in all areas, and, specifically, to create and develop a museum at the service of these...more
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San Domingos de Bonaval, s/n, 15703, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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All reviews spiral staircase interesting museum worth a visit musical instruments traditional life showing how the upper floors nice exhibits local dialect couple of hours old church entrance fee on display fishing culture boats tools
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing stair case. Fascinating displays of culture and heritage. I understand why it was all in Gallician but a bit of English translation would help appreciate it more easily and fully. All set in a beautiful building

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

wonderful insight into the life of the local community. Very well presented. Not the sort of place I would normally visit, but this one was well worth it

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 18, 2019

Free on Sundays - very cheap the rest of the time. Picturesque setting not far from the centre pf Santiago (easy walk). Nicely laid out with recreated workshops. A bit short of information in English (you have to hunt but it is there).

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mike G
MuseodoPobo, Education and Cultural Action at Museo do Pobo Galego, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Apologies for the information in English. And thanks a lot for the visit and the comment.

Reviewed May 8, 2019

Protected by an old cathedral, the Museam prezenta old traditions from Galicia, old popular costumes, old interior of Galician houses, tools of local traditions and a beautiful scale running round and round!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TornakGabriela
MuseodoPobo, Education and Cultural Action at Museo do Pobo Galego, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and comment!

Reviewed May 7, 2019

Nice, spacious and affordable museum. Must visit when you are in Santiago. It gives a Good picture of history, fashion, city-plan. We went on a sunday and it was free, otherwise only €3. There is a lovely garden too. And the stairs , a kind...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019

This is a museum that focuses on traditional life in the Spanish area known as Galicia. Fascinating models, photographs, films and descriptions (many in English....hooray!). We spent ages here and learnt a lot: it's well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

This is a super interesting museum! It is all about galician history and culture, so it is really nice to go through if you are new to the region. I loved seeing all the traditional clothing, houses, and way of life. They also have this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019

This was a very educational visit. Nice exhibits. We did it first thing one morning and there were no crowds.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Really excellent museum covering Galician history and culture from fishing, printing, home life and death and more. Very impressive layout and exhibits. The spiral stairs is amazing. It’s within very short walking distance from the old city and a must visit to anyone’s trip. Only...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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MuseodoPobo, education and cultural action director at Museo do Pobo Galego, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

Thanks a lot for your visit and your comments! It is true that the texts are only in Galician language (as part of our culture) in the displays, but there are translations in some leaflets...

Reviewed November 20, 2018

Worth seeing - spiral staircase,the old church, the cloister, the museum. This museum is one of the places tour groups walk to.

Date of experience: October 2018
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MuseodoPobo, education and cultural action director at Museo do Pobo Galego, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

Thanks a lot!

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