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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
Phone Number: +34 981 58 36 20
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Insight into Galitia

Went on a visit here while in Santiago. worth a visit to give you a sense of the Galatian people and culture

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 25, 2016
Ann Marie K
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Limerick, Ireland
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum contains samples of Galician goods built,made and used through history .It also gives you an insight on Galician culture.The bvuilding is a piece of art itself.It is perfect for kids and it keeps them interested in art and culture.The museum is for free .I strongly advice a visit.Indeed the perfect visit is :Museo do Pobo Galego,Monastery next to... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Went on a visit here while in Santiago. worth a visit to give you a sense of the Galatian people and culture

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This little museum is packed with charm as the curator shares his passion for the integral role fishing plays in finesterre life.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

I though this was really good....the boats....the carts...the implemnts and not that tiring to get around. One struggles with the lack of English on the signboards but one could possibly read them all anyway.

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shanghai
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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