Discover the most important and complete museum in Galicia on the culture of the Galician people. 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.
Get to know Galicia without leaving Santiago!
Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00 AM (March to October)
Entrance to Museo do Pobo Galego, the guide will be waiting with a white umbrella.
Spanish and English (one guide for each language)
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