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 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 »
  • The building that houses the museum is worth visiting in its own right. The exhibits depicting the history of Galicia and all encompassing and very educational.  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
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