Museo do Pobo Galego, Santiago de Compostela

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With exhibits that showcase the Galicia people, Museo do Pobo Galego is a tribute to the native inhabitants of the region. The large halls display local crafts, such as textiles manufactured on looms, photographs of the local workers over the years, and traditions. The building, a rehabbed Dominican convent, also doubles as a research institute for social identity that holds workshops and organizes studies. Events are held throughout the year that presents the results of these studies, so check the calendar on the website prior to your visit. Arrange your visit to Museo do Pobo Galego and discover more family-friendly attractions in Santiago de Compostela using our Santiago de Compostela travel planner.
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  • The museum is flawed. The structure goes from overexposition to superficial touches over topics in a way that is very much adacemicists, that brings back to the way you learn things at school. It...  more »
  • Only information in gallego, no english or even Spanish. So it's useless to learn about Galicia, if that's what you wanted.  more »
  • The Museo do Pobo Galego is housed in the Convent of San Domingos de Bonaval, outside the old walled city near the Porta do Camiño (gate to the Camino Francés). This is an ethnographic museum on the....  more »
  • Nice museum but lacking in some aspects. It's mostly focused on modern Galicians and there is nothing about the history of the people throughout time.
  • If you don’t know Galician, the building is the main attraction. The triple spiral staircase leading to 3 different levels is beautiful and mind boggling. The Building is beautiful. The displays show old Galician life and trades but unfortunately nothing is in English or Spanish. That seems to be a general theme in Galicia, whether restaurants , hotels, museums etc they benefit greatly from the pilgrims but prefer to cater to their own
  • Beautiful place with full explanations, yes, in Galician. To all those people posting negative comments here, know that Galician is a romance language that is fully understandable by speakers of both Spanish and Portuguese. If you can't speak any of these 3 languages, well, I am sorry for you. Y'all need to note that English is not necessary to us, that your culture is not the center of the world and that it is a mistake to assume that we all have to somehow serve you and your curiosity in your language. Tourists really get to piss me off. Just go anywhere else where you won't feel miserable anymore.
  • Very very nice and recommended museum about Galician culture. Such a shame there are no texts and info on any other language but Galician. It is not internationally oriented and we didn’t not understand much. If you come with elderly people or people who need to rest often, there are no resting areas or just anywhere to sit for a moment. Almost so half of the museum was closed for restoration and we have been told so only after admission.
  • Hahaha actually I went there especially for the Etage. Very nice. Sometimes it’s free to enter. Really recommended!

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