Mosteiro de San Domingos de Bonaval
15703 Santiago de Compostela
Tlf. 981583620 Fax 981554840
San Domingos de Bonaval, nº s/n 15703 Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña)
Museo do Pobo Galego (Santiago de Compostela)
The former Convent of Santo Domingo de Bonaval (17th - 18th centuries), houses the Museum of Galician People opened in 1977. This socially based museum has restored all the convent area and increased its funds. This remodelling triggered the expansion of exhibition spaces and the chances of showing Galician culture features.
The Museum of Galician People is an anthropologic centre, although is also includes painting, sculpture and sacred art halls. The most important collections are devoted to traditional culture, hosting precious funds of the marine and farm world. Other halls host habitat, traditional trades, architecture and printing sections, along with spaces dedicated to society. The museum also owns an outstanding collection of traditional costumes and laces, as well a selection of musical instruments. The tour relates the collection and objects to their original use.