Useful information about the Camino of Saint James Pilgrimage and Santiago de Compostela

Pobo Galego Museum

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The "Pobo Galego" Museum, that means Galician People Museum, was established in 1976 with the objectives of preserving and disseminating the Galician culture. Is located in the former convent of Santo Domingo de Bonaval, near Rua de San Pedro, where access most pilgrims upon arrival in Santiago.

            Hosts a varied set of pieces and provides an overview of the most representative manifestations of the culture of Galicia. Its permanent galleries showing various aspects of the world of the sea, traditional crafts, field, dress and architecture. It also features sections on archeology, painting and sculpture Galician. Inside the building, is worthy of admiration the triple helical stairs in the same space in three separate ramps that lead to the different stories unfold. This staircase is considered one of the unique elements of the architectural heritage of Compostela. We recommend a visit.

            Sunday admission is free and the rest of 3 €, hours Tues-Sat: 10:30 to 14:00, 16:00 to 19:30. Sunday and holidays: 11:00 to 14:00. Monday: closed. Calle San Domingos de Bonaval, Santiago de 981-583620 / fax 981-554840

            I also recommend a visit to the picturesque neighborhood of San Pedro, right next to the Museum, where you will visit many taverns, bars and restaurants to enjoy tapas or a good meal. 

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