Museo do Pobo Galego or the Museum of Galician People, located in the old Convent of Santo Domingo de Bonaval outside the walls of the historical city, is a must-visit for those interested in Galician folk culture and history. The museum has a variety...more
Museo do Pobo Galego or the Museum of Galician People, located in the old Convent of Santo Domingo de Bonaval outside the walls of the historical city, is a must-visit for those interested in Galician folk culture and history. The museum has a variety of interesting exhibits on Galician culture ranging from traditional costumes and fishing and farming to architecture and living environment. Museo do Pobo Galego also houses sections on sculpture, painting and archaeology as well as fascinating interactive displays. Since the museum is housed in a 17th-18th century Dominican friary, visitors will also come across fascinating architectural elements like the remarkable Baroque triple spiral staircase.
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm Sundays and public holidays: 11am - 2pm
Around 1 hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The triple spiral staircase as well as the numerous interesting ethnographic exhibits
Just like most other attractions in Santiago de Compostela, the Museo do Pobo Galego does not have prayer facilities for Muslim visitors. There are no known mosques in the city of Santiago either. Muslim visitors will either have to find a quiet place outdoors to offer their prayers or they will have to pray in their hotel room. There is also a small Muslim community in Santiago; Muslims visiting the city will therefore be able to get more information regarding prayer facilities from the Islamic community of Galicia.
The Museo do Pobo Galego is not known to house a café or eatery. Visitors to the museum will however find numerous restaurants to dine at in the city of Santiago. While these restaurants will not be Halal certified, they will most certainly offer vegetarian and seafood dishes. Muslim tourists can therefore dine on the vegetarian and seafood dishes at one of these restaurants after ensuring the dishes do not contain any non-Halal ingredients.