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 history and evolution of Santiago, are summarized in this Museum and its exhibits. The museum itself has a beautiful architecture.
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  • The Museum presents in a very detailed way, tradition of the village of Compostela. The architecture of the building is also striking.
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  • I spent over two hours in this museum and managed to cover everything, but I felt I could have stayed even longer (they were closing for lunch). The setting (a medieval convent) and interior stairway ...  more »
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  • Nice museum but sadly no English/French text. (even if told there. Will be English). A good start for the discovery of Galicia
  • There are many exemplars of rural Galicia lifestyle. Antique press machines and some old texts in gallego. Nice place to visit if you are interested in knowing the differences between galician and spanish cultures, specially the language.
  • Interesting exhibits but unfortunately no captions are in English.
  • Opening times not convenient
  • Fantastic museum to know about the Galician traditions, the old artisan jobs that used to be in Galicia, or the fishing and agriculture trends of the first inhabitants of Galicia. After or before the museum visit, go to the park in the back, it's one of the greatest parks in the city.

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