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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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 15, 2017
    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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  • August 12, 2017
    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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  • 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.
  • 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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  • We had read that it was one of the most complete museums in Santiago. Input, it has a quite beautiful cloister and a church that impresses. What I liked least was the information in Galician. I understand that being a museum to tell the life of the Galician people want to bet on their language, but not using it exclusively to explain everything. After trying to decipher some posters (some are better understood than others), gave up. A penalty.
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  • Interesting and varied collection of art and objects relevant to the Galician people. Also a church which is very little of the original but that she is still beautiful. The information is written in Galician but there are papers with translations also.
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