Museo do Pobo Galego (Museum of Galician People), Santiago de Compostela

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With exhibits that showcase the Galicia people, Museo do Pobo Galego (Museum of Galician People) 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 (Museum of Galician People) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Santiago de Compostela vacation generator.
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  • Interesting place to visit and see how many of the customs of the pueblo Gallego. To spend a couple of hours.
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  • We had read that this was a good museum. On visiting we realised it is one of the best regional museums we have seen in Spain. It is very well laid out, has great displays (we loved the audio of the m...  more »
  • Museum-highly recommended for family, sure that will surprise you by the amount of tooling and tools that the Museum treasures of the most common of the Galician traditional society trades, such as: fishing, farming, craft, dresses, etc
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  • 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.
  • Escalera impresionante, triple de caracol
  • O Museo do Pobo Galego constituído baixo os auspicios dun Padroado integrado por entidades e persoas que traballan nas distintas áreas da cultura galega e por representacións de institucións públicas e académicas, inaugurouse en outubro de 1977, no edificio cedido polo Concello de Santiago de Compostela. O convento de Bonaval, fundado no século XIII por Santo Domingo de Guzmán, foi reconstruído en estilo barroco nos séculos XVII e XVIII. A parte máis notable foi proxectada polo arquitecto Domingo de Andrade. No interior pódese admirar unha orixinal tripla escaleira helicoidal. O antigo convento de San Domingos de Bonaval, situado nun outeiro extramuros da cidade histórica, xunto ao camiño polo que os peregrinos chegaban a Compostela, acolle hoxe o Museo do Pobo Galego, que a través dun amplo e variado conxunto de pezas ofrece unha panorámica das manifestacións máis representativas da cultura propia de Galicia. As súas salas permanentes amosan diversos aspectos do mundo do mar, os oficios tradicionais, o campo, a indumentaria e a arquitectura popular. Dispón, ademais, de seccións de arqueoloxía, pintura e escultura galegas. Regularmente organízanse exposicións temporais de temática diversa.
  • If pass by Santiago I recommend you visit this Museum, as well as ethnographic, is nestled in a building which itself deserves to see it, they have very curious things.
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  • There is much that see, included this Museum in Santiago. Impress the famous staircase, but without fail to see with the Panteón de Gallegos Bonaval Church illustrious.
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