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Museo do Pobo Galego (Museum of Galician People)

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Address: Rua Ramon del Valle Inclan 3, 15703, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Phone Number: 34981583620
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Very Interesting Museum, amazing staircase

I do agree however that more in another language other than Spanish would be helpful and for many their common language is English so maybe use that to make what is a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2016
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shanghai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I do agree however that more in another language other than Spanish would be helpful and for many their common language is English so maybe use that to make what is a very interesting and very well done museum more informative. The museum is still interesting and in a beautiful building with well hung exhibits and well worth a visit.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I so wanted to love this museum, and if I spoke Galician or better Spanish, maybe I would have. It was beautifully laid out, with gorgeous things to see, but there were no English translations (much less French or German or anything else) except two papers in two of the rooms with sort of scattered, unorganized facts printed in a... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I did not enjoy this museum. There was not enough English interaction so I found the exhibits rather boring and static. Most interesting was the spiral staircase. Three spiral staircases spiraling together but starting and ending at different floors. Fascinating.

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The closest parking to the museum is on Avenida Xoan XXIII. The museum is not a modern one with dioramas and interactive displays. Furthermore you need to understand Spanish. In some rooms you will find in a box on the wall a paper with an explanation in English. Nevertheless it gives you a good idea of the world of the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Well worth the trip if you have time (walking distance from Cathedral). Note that it actually opened a half hour later than posted time ...... very Spanish.

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New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

What a pity this interesting museum about the Galecian culture does not have a single word of explanation in English. It misses a great opportunity to educate visitors who cannot understand the local dialect. The triple spiral staircase is worth seeing. It may be unique.

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Thank astrobob
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Muy bonito y interesante para todo el mundo Everyone who likes to learn whether they are 6 o 96 will enjoy this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This exceeded our expectations with different exhibitions on the development of Galician culture and life. There is some english but the exhibits are clear enough to guide one through. Do not miss the absolutely incredible spiral staircase of three separate stairs. Said to be unique in the world and I certainly haven't seen anything like it

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We went into this museum to escape the rain one afternoon and found it to be a well laid out and interesting social history of Galicia. There is also a great photo opportunity at the base of the triple spiral staircase - only one other exists in the world, in the Vatican. Well worth a visit.

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

A worthy collection celebrating local life, art and culture set within an old monastery which can also be visited. Don't miss the triple spiral staircase!

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