Santiago de Compostela: Museum Tour of Galician Culture

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Discover the rich culture of the Galician people on this guided tour of the Pobo Galego Museum. Learn about the local traditions ─ the music, art, clothing, trades and industry ─ all in one place. Immerse yourself in history and folklore.

Highlights

  • Explore Galicia in one place
  • Discover the most important museum in Galicia
  • Immerse yourself in the history of Galicia

Description

In the old convent of Santo Domingo de Bonaval a wide collection is kept that will take you into the Galician tradition: the sea, the trades, the countryside, clothing, music, luxury trades, art, society, traditions and festivals, popular architecture…. Explore Galicia in one place with the help of a local guide who will explain everything you need to know about your trip to Galicia. The tour will start right at the museum entrance to observe the beautiful convent abandoned after the confiscation and recovered in the 70s to become the Museo do Pobo Galego and Panteón de Gallegos Ilustres. We will start with the sea room, to get to know the typical Galician boats, we will continue to the field rooms where we will see the traditional types of cultivation in Galicia. We will continue our visit through the hall of trades to now know its people: the dairymen, the itinerant trades, the shoemakers … did you know that a very typical shoe in Galicia is the clogs? We continue to a particularly prominent and famous place in the museum, the triple Baroque helical staircase, a unique example of the local Baroque. After this we will arrive at the baskets and weaving room, which was one of the most important economic activities in Galicia. Who is not familiar with the lace and the “palilleiras” of Camariñas? Finally, we will enter the world of folklore in the rooms of traditional music and we will end by visiting the church of the old convent.

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Entry tickets to Pobo Galego Museum

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