Points of Interest

Museums

Museum:CASA DOS MOSAICOS (House of Mosaics)
Address:Doutor Castro, 20-22 - LUGO
Phone:982254815 / 982297347
E-mail:cultura@concellodelugo.org
Web page:www.lugo.es
Opening hours:Check in advance
Description:Roman Domus from the late third or
early fourth century AD musealized "in situ". Its main attractions are the mosaic of the anteroom and oecus mosaic with geometric and figurative motifs, and the heating system (hipocaustum) located under the pavement of one of the dining rooms of the house. The visit is completed with an audiovisual showing representing a virtual reproduction of what this house was and the origins and development of the city of Lucus Augusti.
Museum:CASA MUSEO DE ESCULTURAS DE VÍCTOR CORRAL (House museum of sculptures by Víctor Corral)
Address:Museo, 26 / Baamonde (Santiago) - BEGONTE
Phone:982398041
Opening hours:Mondays to Sundays: 9.30 – 13.30 h / 16.30 – 19.00 h.
Description:Inside the house of the artist, the
exhibition occupies two distinct areas: the garden works on non-perishable materials –granite and bronze— and interior sculptures, abstract and religious art in wood, bronze and ivory. The sculptor also experiments with other types of base materials: watercolor and oil. The thematic universe of his compositions is marked by his love of Galicia and his deep religious beliefs. Example of this combination is the chapel carved inside a chestnut tree and a dovecote with stones and minerals from all over the world, in the house garden.
Museum:CENTRO ARQUEOLÓXICO DE SAN ROQUE (Archaeological Centre of San Roque)
Address:Emilia Pardo Bazán, s-n - LUGO
Phone:982297347
E-mail:cultura@concellodelugo.org
Web page:www.lugo.es
Opening hours:September – June: Tuesday to Sunday: 11.00 to 14.00 h / 17.00 to 19.00 h. July – August: Tuesday to Sunday: 11.00 to 14.00 h / 17.00 to 20.00 h. Mondays closed all year round.
Description:Remains of a Roman necropolis
from the fourth century BC, musealized "in situ". Cremation and burial remains, remains of an oven dedicated to ceramic production and a pool or pond with a ritual character associated with Eastern religions have been preserved. The museum has four audiovisual devices with a system of audio guides in several languages.
Museum:Museum CATEDRALICIO E DIOCESANO "SANTOS SAN CRISTÓBAL" (Diocesan and Cathedral Museum “Saints Saint Christopher”)
Address:Praza de España, s-n - MONDOÑEDO
Phone:982521006 / 686416111
Opening hours:Winter: Monday to Saturday: 11.00 to 13.00 h / 16.00 to 18.30 h. Summer: Monday to Saturday: 10.00 to 13.00 h. / 16.00 to 18.30 h.
All year round:Sunday timetable according to season but closed during liturgical acts.
Description:This museum of sacred art, one of
the most important in Galicia, has its funds spread between the harmony of the thirteenth-century Cathedral and the Episcopal Palace (XVIII century). It has funds of varied subjects: sculpture, painting, Gothic imagery, liturgical goods and episcopal ornaments. It has recently been extended with rooms dedicated to the old French painting, the history of printing in Mondoñedo and the ceramics of Sargadelos. Extensions of rooms devoted to fabrics, antique embroidery and archaeology will soon be made.
Museum:Museum DA RADIO (Museum of the Radio)
Address:Santiago de Gaioso (Santiago) - OUTEIRO DE REI
Phone:982390706
E-mail:orioladra@hotmail.com
Opening hours:Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 to 13.00 h / 16.00 to 20.00 h. Mondays closed.
Description:Here you can take a tour of the
first radio devices of the 1920s, its history and evolution, to more sophisticated devices in the 60s and 70s, as well as curious anecdotes and other devices related to science and electricity.
Museum:Museum DE PREHISTORIA E ARQUEOLOXÍA DE VILALBA (Prehistory and Archaeology Museum of Vilalba)
Address:Domingo Goás, 2 / Vilalba (Santa María) - VILALBA
Phone:982511383
Opening hours:Tuesday to Saturday: 11.00 to 13.30 h / 17.00 to 19.30 h. Sundays and Mondays closed. In August also open on Sunday: 11.00 to 13.30 h.
Description:Municipal public foundation whose
primary purpose is the search, preservation, exhibition and study of materials from the Paleolithic to Rome within the Galician geographical field. It has the most comprehensive collection of materials in Galicia dating from the Paleolithic and Mesolithic periods, which come mainly from deposits of private collectors and parts recovered during archaeological digs promoted by the museum. In addition to the permanent exhibition, other temporary ones are assembled.
MuseumMuseum DIOCESANO E CATEDRALICIO DE LUGO (Diocesan and Cathedral Museum of Lugo)
Address:Praza de Santa María, s-n - LUGO
Phone:982220466
Opening hours:Check in advance
Description:Located in the Cathedral of Lugo,
it has archaeological pieces of great value covering a very broad time spectrum, from the Paleolithic to the present era. The so called "Crismón de Quiroga" (monogram of Christ of Quiroga) stands out, created in the fifth century, one of the oldest evidences of the presence of Christianity in Galicia. Also abundant samples of numismatics and religious imagery, Romanesque carvings, ivory Christs, and metalwork from the XVI and XVIII centuries. It offers a wide sample of paintings by Paul Rubens, Zacarías González Velázquez, Andrea de Sarto and Juan de Juanes.
Museum:Museum FORTALEZA DE SAN PAIO DE NARLA (Museum Fortress of San Paio of Narla)
Address:A Castronela / Xiá (Santa María) - FRIOL
Phone:982375156
Opening hours:April – September: Tuesday to Friday: 11.00 to 14.00 h / 17.00 to 20.00 h. Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 12.00 to 14.00 h / 17.00 to 20.00 h. October – March: Tuesday to Friday: 11.00 to 14.00 h / 16.00 to 18.00 h. Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 12.00 to 14.00 h / 16.00 to 18.00 h. Mondays closed all year round.
Description:It is a fortress of unknown origin
rebuilt in the sixteenth century by Vasco das Seixas. In 1939, it was acquired by the Provincial Council of Lugo which, in 1983, transformed it into a museum, where its sections of Ethnography (farm implements, utensils for the preparation of wool and linen, popular and industrial ceramics, objects related with horse riding, etc..) and Armoury (white and fire weapons from different eras) are noteworthy. Particular attention is centred on its unique kitchen (with a granite oven and hearth) and dining room (with fireplace and Renaissance sills by the windows), along with a chapel of the eighteenth century.
Museum:Museum INTERACTIVO DE LA HISTORIA DE LUGO -MIHL (Interactive History Museum of Lugo)
Address:Parque de Frigsa - LUGO
Phone:982251658
Price:Free admisión. Group visits must make an appointment prior to the Municipal Tourism Office, in Plaza del Campo 11, Lugo.
Opening hours:April - May: Tuesday to Saturday : 16.30 to 20.00 h. / Sunday: 11.00 to 14.00 h. / 17.00 to 20.00 h.
Description:The interative History Museum of,
Lugo takes the form of a very innovative project, in its architecture and in its museographic installation. The building shell is, in fact, a large wooded garden of 11.300 square meters, in which appear a set of circular sunken courts. The subterranean arquitectural complex, is formed by cylinders of mode than 8 feet high. In total, the constructed surface area is 4.035 square meters distributed in several sections. For example, the permanent exhibition room, with the History of the city exhibition, occupies 300 square meters. But, in addiction, the Museum will have another room with 242 square meters for temporary exhibitions, and also, areas for assembly hall, library, coffe shop, administration area, etc. It has to be emphasized that the energy system of the building will be designed with biomass boilers, wich promotes the use of renevable energy and makes The Museum a green building.
Museum:Museum PARROQUIAL DE SAN MARTIÑO DE MONDOÑEDO (Parochial Museum of Saint Martin of Mondoñedo)
Address:O Caritel / San Martiño de Mondoñedo (San Martiño) - MONDOÑEDO
Phone:982132394 / 982132607
Opening hours:Check in advance
Description:Installed on the naves of the Basilica
of Saint Martin of Mondoñedo, temple that was the see of the present Episcopal Diocese of Mondoñedo from 870 to 1113. It is a unique work within the Galician Romanesque where clear Asturian, Lombard, Visigoth and Swabian influences are appreciated. It has religious objects among which a staff and a ring of gold, both of the eleventh century, which is given to the believers to kiss the day of the feast of Don Gonzalo (last Sunday in November), a character known as "O Bispo Santo" (The Bishop Saint).
Museum:Museum PEDAGÓXICO-ETNOGRÁFICO VILLAPOL (Villapol Pedagogic-Ethonigraphic Museum)
Address:Bretoña / Bretoña (Santa María) - PASTORIZA
Phone:630577595 / 680981249
Opening hours:Check in advance
Description:The museum displays contextualized
thematic sculptures, photographs from the XIX century to the present as well as ethnographic pieces that show the evolution of the various significant professions of the region: zoqueiro (person who fabricates wooden shoes), baker, carpenter, shoemaker, basket maker, farmer,...; monographs of the school, the doctor, the lawyer, the dentist, the pharmacy,... and original manuscripts by Pedrayo Otero, Vicente Risco, Bouza Brey, Antonio Forges, Iglesia Alvariño, González Garcés, Castroviejo, etc.
Museum:Museum PROVINCIAL DE LUGO (Provincial Museum of Lugo)
Address:Plaza de la Soledad, s-n - LUGO
Phone:982242112
E-mail:Museum@diputaciónlugo.org
Web page:www.Museumlugo.org
Opening hours:September – June: Monday to Friday: 10.30 to 14.00 h /16.30 to 20.30 h. Saturday: 10.30 to 14.00 h / 16.30 to 20.00 h. Sunday and holidays: 11.00 to 14.00 h. July – August: Monday to Friday: 11.00 to14.00 h / 17.00 to 20.00 h. Saturday: 10.00 to 14.00 h. Sunday and holidays closed. Closed on 1st of January, Carnival Tuesday, 22nd of May (Saint Rita) and 24th, 25th and 31st of December
Description:Museum created in 1932 and, since
1957, is located in the former Convent of San Francisco (Saint Francis), preserving this old monastery to the kitchen, refectory (both XVIII century) and the cloister (XV century), this enigmatic construction was declared Site of Cultural Interest in 1931. The building, designed by Manuel Gómez Román, was expanded in the 1990s by Antonio González Trigo, extension opened by the Duke and Duchess of Lugo on 16th of January, 1997. The Provincial Museum of Lugo has rooms dedicated to archaeology, sacred art, ethnography, pottery and glass, painting and sculpture, fans and watches, numismatics and medals, etc., as well as a section of Galician art (painting, sculpture, ceramics of Sargadelos, jewellery and jets).
Museum:SALA DE EXPOSICIÓNS "PORTA MIÑÁ" (Exhibition Hall “Porta Miñá”)
Address:Ronda del Carmen - LUGO
Phone:982250962
E-mail:cultura@concellodelugo.org
Web page:www.concellodelugo.org
Opening hours:September – June: Tuesday to Sunday: 13.00 to 14.00 h / 17.00 to 19.00 h. July – August: Tuesday to Sunday: 11.00 to 14.00 h /17.00 to 20.00 h. Mondays closed all year round.
Description:The exhibition explains how
the Roman town of Lucus Augusti was set up following the evolutionary process from its origins as an encampment establishment, through the peak stage in splendour and fortification, the construction of the Wall, until its decline. This aspect is complemented by the illustration of some of the most significant manifestations of urban life in the Roman world (planning, daily life, entertainment, religion, etc.)