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Museo de Pontevedra

Rua Pasanteria 2-12, 36002 Pontevedra, Spain
+34 986 80 41 00
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Secret historical gems of Pontevedra

The museum is divided into a number of buildings and floors, each space dedicated to specific... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barcelona, Spain
via mobile
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... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
Esther P
Chicago, Illinois
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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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Rua Pasanteria 2-12, 36002 Pontevedra, Spain
+34 986 80 41 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is divided into a number of buildings and floors, each space dedicated to specific themes or historical moments in time. Our tour was accompanied by a guide from the museum who helped to select perhaps the more important pieces within certain sections. Not...More

1  Thank 735PLR
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...More

3  Thank Esther P
Reviewed 5 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...More

1  Thank backpacker31
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.

1  Thank Colin D
Reviewed 18 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!

2  Thank klsalas
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.

2  Thank Anne A
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...More

5  Thank American-in-LondonUK
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...More

1  Thank LadyDee24
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",...More

3  Thank Gumucio
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

Thank helenkal2
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