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Museo de Pontevedra

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Address: Rua Pasanteria 2-12, 36002 Pontevedra, Spain
Phone Number: +34 986 80 41 00
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This is the main museum in the city of Pontevedra. Located in the heart of...

This is the main museum in the city of Pontevedra. Located in the heart of the Old Town it displays the golden celtic treasure of Caldas de Reis as well as the ship chamber of Mendez Nunez. A must see in Pontevedra. Travel guides available in Spanish, Portuguese, French, German and English.

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The Modern Building is a MUST

The museum has six buildings and the modern, glass enclosed one is a must. I spent two hours and could have spent an hour more. Exhibits are beautifully done, well-displayed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The museum has six buildings and the modern, glass enclosed one is a must. I spent two hours and could have spent an hour more. Exhibits are beautifully done, well-displayed and there is signage at the entrance to each gallery in English. The annex building next door also houses porcelain and archaeological galleries.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This provincial museum is a series of buildings, some dating back to medieval times. The main, and newest building (c. 2003) is a multi-story glass structure that houses a comprehensive collection of Spanish artwork (19th-20th centuries) as well as Galician art from the 14th century to the present. A separate collection houses works from Alfonso Daniel Rodriguez Castelao, Galician politician,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Now housed in a new (and not-so-pretty) modern building down by the river, this provides several floors of artefacts and paintings. Particularly impressive are the works of Castelao on the top floor. Not to be missed.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

A couple of the mansions that make up the museum were closed for renovations but the largest art focused buildings had a very appealing collection and I particularly enjoyed the exhibit on the earliest pre-Roman and Roman settlements of Galicia. And the museum was free!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Interesting display in two old houses,good visit on a damp day. Friendly helpful people. Made us want to see more of the old quarter of Pontevedra.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

Its free and friendly. Make sure to stop in. You will be amazed how much they have to show. We thought we'd pop in for a quick visit. ha, not possible as there's so much to see. Lovely as its not crowded but hope they get visitors so the standards remain high. The two connected buildings (one old, one modern)... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

The modern Sixth Building and the newly renovated Sarmiento building have an impressive collection of Galician art and archeological pieces. Unfortunately the descriptions are only in Spanish. I also enjoyed the maritime exhibit and especially the replica of a captain's cabin in the Castro y Monteagudo building. Although the Garcia Florez house has a collection of silver items, most of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

This is no longer the "small" museum that used to be. The ancient buildings still house some of the historical items that describe Pontevedra's past, but the new modern structure named "Sixth Building", which is connected to the other museum buildings (namely "Sarmiento", "García Florez", "Castro Monteagudo" and "Fernandez Lopez"), houses a very impressive collection of ancient, modern and contemporary... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

A very nice and well organised museum with many hidden treasures, such as the exact replica of the captain´s dinning room in the inside of a boat.. lot´s of interesting exhibits. It was a wonderful surprise! I recommend it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

We went here during our recent trip to Pontevedra. It was a rather rainy day, so the idea of spending the afternoon indoors was rather appealing. The museum comprises several buildings, of which four appear to be open to the public. There are two right in the centre of the old town (which most people seem to go to), another... More 

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