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Museo do Pobo Galego
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 goals. The first rooms were opened in 1977. The Museum has permanent galleries dedicated to the sea, the trades, the land, el costume, the music, al habitat and architecture, the society and the press and printing. The criterion used in its creation aims to provide an overall view of all the different facets that define the culture of Galicia. Far from enclosing this complex cultural phenomenon within the physical realm of the museum, the aim is to provide a compendium of the diversity of Galicia which can serve as a reference for evaluating the variety of forms within the group and to encourage interest in first-hand knowledge and the search for future alternatives.
Reviewed April 27, 2013

This museum was definitely worth going too. It gave a really cool overview of Galician People. Most of the signs are in Gallego only so make sure to pick up the paper handouts at the start of each of the rooms, or just be prepared to just look at the artifacts.

1  Thank aschrimp
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

This new museum has some nice artifacts and new interactive exhibits. Some explanations are offered in English. One of the most entertaining exhibits allowed you to select various traditional instruments and songs by pressing buttons on a kiosk. One of the most interesting things in the building is a triple circular staircase that runs between three or four floors in one corner of the building. An old church is part of the building as well, and has clear examples of three builidng styles: Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. There are also several films about traditional ways of life that are beautiful even if you do not understand Gallegan! The entrance fee is 2 euros, or 1 euro for retirees and students.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

The museum hosts artifacts and photos of how people worked in the past. But the far more interesting parts are the attached church and worth the small admission price itself is the awesome staircase.

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

This museum shows you the history of the Galician people from its geography to the architecture, trades and culture.
Housed in an old palace it offers a full view of life in this region since the old times.
Much more than just the religious side of Santiago it's a place to absorb the evolution of this people.
Very good.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

First of all, you need to know that everything is in Galician, So in case you don't speak it (which I'm mostly sure) you need to ask for explanation texts in your language at the front office.
The building was a big church, so besides learning about the Galician People, you can admire a very nice church.
On Sunday the entrance is free!

2  Thank ocecena
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