Compostela in three museums


The museums dotted around the city of Compostela, how could it be otherwise in a city full of history, art and religion as is the city of the Apostle. Without leaving the old town will discover several of them, one of which is very recent addition: the Pilgrimage Museum, which recently premiered new headquarters in the square Platerías, next to the Cathedral, and in the old building occupied by the Bank of Spain, designed in 1939 by architect Romualdo Madariaga Céspedes and built on the plot of houses Espinosa.

The building has undergone extensive remodeling to accommodate the Pilgrimage Museum by architect Manuel Gallego Jorreto who adapted the building to the needs of a museum of s. XXI to expose many of the works in the collection with a device unpublished speech, full of multimedia devices that bring the universal phenomenon of the Jacobean pilgrimage and in particular, with special attention to the evolution of Compostela as a pilgrimage.

Biodiversity and sunset 

Other museums that you can not miss, especially if you are traveling with children, is the Museum of Natural History at the University of Santiago, located in the premises of the University in the Park Vista Alegre, a museum that puts within our reach heritage that dates back to the nineteenth century with unique pieces of great value for the study and dissemination of biodiversity and the environment.

The main areas of the new facilities are grouped around the concepts of biodiversity and terrestrial biodiversity, on the ground floor, and the sections on Geodiversity and Land and Marine Biodiversity on the first floor. Thus, from a multimedia environment, the permanent exhibition of MHN is a unique tour of inland water ecosystems and Galician forests or geodiversity with samples of minerals, precious and semiprecious stones, rocks, fossils and meteorites. It also has its own space marine biodiversity, algae, invertebrates, fish or Galician coast ecosystems, and further afield as the South American jungle or the African savannah.

Also shown for the first time in Spain a room dedicated to the ground, with a scale reproduction of a piece of land cut into section so that you can see different elements that affect their formation or their relationship to the fauna and flora.

Finally, the tour would not be complete without a stop for updates or the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Contemporary Art, located next to the Museum of the Galician People in Bonaval Park. Work of renowned architect Alvaro Siza, the CGAC also maintains a diverse programming in which no shortage of films, performances and activities for children, so it is always worthwhile to shop around to enjoy your proposals or your terrace sunsets Sun.




Rúa da Conga 9,
15704 Santiago de Compostela