"Museo do Pobo Galego (Galician people)" Cathedral Museum Tip by breughel

  triple staircase
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The museum is located in the Convent of San Domingo de Bonaval founded in the 13th Century. Most of the present building however, is Baroque, notably its façade.
It offers an ethnological and anthropological walkthrough the history of the Galician people, from their Celtic origins onwards. The rooms contain a wide range of popular Galician folk culture: fishing, agricultures, livestock farming, trades, housing, traditional costumes and dances, ceramics, musical instruments and literature.

Most impressive is the spectacular triple spiral staircase, a daring structure by Domingo de Andrade that connects the cloister with the various different floors of the building.
It was real fun to walk up by the various stairs without being able to join each other.

Besides the museum one can also visit the convent church. It has a basilica-based design with three naves and three apses. The inside is a transition from Romanesque to the Gothic style.
The church contains the Pantheon of Famous Galician's such as the novelist Rosalía de Castro.

Opening hours:
Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 20:00 h.
Sundays and public holidays from 11:00 to 14:00 h.
Closed on Mondays, 1/01 and 25/12.
Entrance (2013) 3 €, reduced 1 €.

Address: San Domingos de Bonaval s/n
Website: http://www.museodopobo.es/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 22, 2013
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