Pontevedra Museum

Pontevedra, Spain

The museum's collections are distributed over five different venues: Santo Domingo Convent, Sarmiento Palace, the Castro Monteagudo building, and the García Flórez and Fernández López buildings.

At the 18th-century Castro Monteagudo building you can see collections of archaeology, traditional and civil pre-Roman and Roman precious metalwork (Fernández de la Mora collection), as well as Spanish, Italian and Flemish painting from the 15th-18th centuries. The García Flórez building dates from the 18th century and is joined to the aforementioned, with items in jet, engravings, religious sculptures, Sargadelos earthenware, the office of Admiral Méndez Núñez, and a reproduction of a chamber from the Numancia Frigate, as well as a traditional Galician kitchen. In the same square as the two buildings already mentioned is the Fernández López building, home to the exhibitions of 19th and 20th-century Spanish painting. Next to San Bartolomé Church is the Sarmiento building (18th century), which is dedicated to contemporary Galician painting and temporary exhibitions. In the ruins of the Santo Domingo Convent you can see diverse archaeological remains, such as Romanesque and Gothic capitals, sarcophagi and tombstones.

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Founded: 1929
Category: Museums in Spain

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Valentine Vallery Haryanto (44 days ago)
It was free. They have several floors, organized with the exhibition's age.
Cleverson Carneiro (3 months ago)
Excelent place! Rooms with different eras artifacts. Beautiful exposition of archeological treasures.
Katya Gildebrand (9 months ago)
It a wonderful museum. Recommend to visit and enjoy the art of Galicia
Pamela Hay (9 months ago)
Some interesting exhibitions. A very interesting building. Nice modern art. Would have liked to spend more time but the kids were getting bored.
Fred Fish (11 months ago)
This museum is free...they could charge €10 and I would gladly pay. Spend two hours here and enjoy the superb architectural spaces of this museum. The art and archaeology exhibits are well displayed. I personally enjoyed the neatly-stacked pile of bronze age axe heads, displayed as they were found... still awaiting transport to God knows where.
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