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Visiting the historical centre of Ponferrada.

In the shadow of the “Torre do Rologio” you have the museum “El Bierzo” which is the result of an... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2019
hans-jaguar
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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
Camino

Only popped in as free on Wednesday Unfortunately there is no information what so ever in English... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2017
ArwelW
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Rhos-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Jan 3, 2019
“Visiting the historical centre of Ponferrada.”
Jun 28, 2017
“Camino”
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

In the shadow of the “Torre do Rologio” you have the museum “El Bierzo” which is the result of an idea which has been developed over many years. It dates from the year 1984, within the project of remodelling an old building who is located...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hans-jaguar
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Only popped in as free on Wednesday Unfortunately there is no information what so ever in English Not even on a pice of paper - so not 100% certain what it is all about The building is an old prison and has been restored There...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank ArwelW
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Unless you are interested in a random collection of artefacts, this museum is probably not for you. However, the building, an old prison, is well worth seeing. We went on a Wednesday when all museums were free.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank CatherineH94
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Patently this is meant for locals or visiting Spanish. Not even a brochure in English. It's one way of killing an hour on a wet Wednesday but those with an enquiring mind will come away frustrated at the stupidity of those in authority who should...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Sandra L
Reviewed June 14, 2016

The displays are extremely interesting, and one room shows the process of making flax thread. There are also archaeological displays and various other artifacts from the area. It is Spain, so one shouldn't expect everything to be in English, but I truly regretted my absence...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Thought this was going to be boring however it got better the more we saw. Near tourist office in the old town and we went on a Saturday and it was free. Some religious artifacts and some roman excavations and artifacts displayed here. Also some...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank rayrest
Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Bierzo has its own special character and history and this historic prison is the best place to learn about it. That said it feels '80s in museum style - display cabinets and labels, dressed dummies and military dioramas.The rooms don't seem to connect in...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

The museum is in a renovated historic building of the old city: the old prison. The exhibits tell the tale of the region through the years. Great perspective.

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank MikeN660
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