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. Put Museo do Pobo Galego on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Santiago de Compostela vacation generator.
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  • Interesting as much for its exhibits as for the ancient monastery in which it is housed. Founded by Domingo de Guzmán (Saint Dominic) when he visited Compostela in 1219, the present structure was comp...  more »
  • Interesting museum with lots of history about how locals lived over the centuries. Beautiful building with great architecture. Even though all the writings are in Spanish it is well worth seeing. Very...  more »
  • This place tells you more or less how Galicians have lived all these years. From fishing tradition, traditional costumes, potteries, bagpipes, basket making etc. This place has everything on Galician ...  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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