Rúa Pasantería, 2-12

Phone: 0034 986 851 455
Fax: 0034 986 840 693
Website: www.museo.depontevedra.es

Museo De Pontevedra

The Museo de Pontevedra was created by the Provincial Government on the proposal of the members of parliament Gaspar Massó, César Lois and Alfredo Espinosa on 30 December 1927.

The Museum’s collections and buildings have both grown over the years. The museum has five buildings at present, with construction currently underway on a sixth.
The Ruins of Santo Domingo Church
The "Castro Monteagudo" building
The "García Flórez" building
The "Fernández López" building
The "Sarmiento" building
The sixth building
This new building will add another 10,000 m2 for different activities and services (permanent and temporary exhibitions, workshops, auditorium, shop, cafeteria, etc.). In addition to the existing 10,000 m2 or so of other facilities, it will probably make the Museo de Pontevedra the largest provincial museum in Spain in absolute terms.

The Museum is a non-profit public institution serving society and its development. The aim of this institution is to create, preserve, investigate, disseminate and exhibit a permanent collection of many different types of works of art in addition to putting on temporary exhibitions including pieces on loan and to cultivate and promote art with the appropriate resources, directing activities that will lead to the artistic and cultural development of the province, and to organise and participate in art-related activities on a national and international level.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (16)

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Permanent Collection

Since it was founded, the Museo de Pontevedra has collected more than 16,000 pieces, among which are featured paintings, sculptures, drawings, etchings, archaeological objects, coins, musical instruments, objects used in daily life, furniture, jewellery, etc. The study of these objects allows us to learn about the evolution of Galician society from its most distant beginnings to present times.

The collections of items from Antiquity have formed a key part of the Museum since its creation. In fact, the Museum owes much of its existence to the presence of earlier collections of archaeological objects. This is the case, for example, of the four Roman milestones found in the late 18th century by the Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela, Sebastián Malvar Pinto. This collection subsequently grew with the addition of ten milestones contributed by the Pontevedra Archaeological Society during the years of the transition from the 19th century to the 20th century, and also with items unearthed during excavation work performed in the centre of Pontevedra in 1988 at the southern end of the O Burgo bridge. These fifteen milestones form, together with the gold and silver and prehistoric metal collections, one of Museum’s three emblematic archaeological collections: the Roman epigraphy collection.

The Numismatic Collection dates back to the creation of the Archaeological Society in 1894. The initial resources were either found or donated by the Society’s members. When the Museum was founded, the collection grew following purchases, excavation work and deposits and later, in 1938, with the integration of the coin collection of the Arch...+ [ Read all ]


Each year, the Museum organises various exhibitions, fulfilling its function to disseminate history, art and the world of culture in general, and turning it into a living and dynamic institution which gets close to the visitors.
In these exhibitions, materials from both the Museum’s own permanent collection and from other institutions are presented. Various panoramas of the current state of art and culture, both in Spain and, more concretely, in Galicia are also offered. Our links with other geographical areas, in particular Latin America, are not forgotten, and all of this is the fruit of the latest specialised research.
As well as exhibitions created within the Museum itself, it also presents other itinerant exhibitions, organised by other institutions with which there are collaborative agreements.

Exposición Novos Valores 2007. Obra seleccionada
2nd August to 9th September 2007

Os pensionados da Deputación de Pontevedra. 1969 – 1982
27th July to 16th September 2007

Torres García e Rafael Barradas. A vangarda cotiá. 1917-1929
6th July to 2nd September 2007

Previous Exhibitions

10/05/2007 - 10/06/2007
O Museo de Pontevedra. Pasado, presente e futuro

14/12/2006 - 28/01/2007
Xosé Filgueira Valverde. Un século de Galicia (1906-1996)

05/10/2006 - 29/10/2006
Itinerarios artísticos. Colección Fundación Mª José Jove

27/07/2006 - 11/09/2006
Novos Valores 06. Obra seleccionada

04/07/2006 - 03/09/2006
O Cubismo. E os seus contornos nas coleccións de Telefónica

04/08/2005 - 11/09/2005
Novos Valores 05

29/07/2005 - 11/09/2005
Os Pensionados da Deputación de Pontevedra. II (1940-1969)

19/07/2005 - 04/09/2005
Diego Rivera. Os muros en papel

12/05/2005 - 12/06/2005
José Moreira. Fotografías 1910-1950

24/02/2005 - 27/03/2005
Estampas de la Real Academia Española. Colección Rodríguez-Moñino

28/10/2004 - 30/12/2004
A Virxe Peregrina. Iconografía e culto

05/08/2004 - 05/09/2004
Novos Valores 04

29/07/2004 - 05/09/2004
Castelao en Bretaña

10/07/2004 - 05/09/2004
28 Bienal de Arte de Pontevedra. No principio era a viaxe

Exhibitions (13)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Gutiérrez Solana nas colecciones MAPFRE
25th September to 16th December 2007



Opening hours

WINTER (1 October to 31 May)
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 19:00
Sundays and bank holidays: 11:00 - 14:00
Closed on Mondays
SUMMER (1 June to 30 September)
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 - 14:00 and 16:30 - 20:30
Sundays and bank holidays: 11:00 - 14:00

WINTER (1 October to 31 May)
Persons interested in visiting the ruins must contact the Pontevedra Museum
SUMMER (1 June to 30 September)
Tuesday to Friday: 10:15 - 13:45 and 16:45 - 20:15
Saturdays: 11:15 - 13:45

Tuesday to Friday: 18:00 - 21:00
Saturdays: 11:00 - 14:00 and 18:00 - 21:00
Sundays and bank holidays: 11:00 - 14:00
Closed on Mondays

WINTER (1 October to 31 May)
Monday to Friday: 9:30 – 14:00 and 16:45 to 19:00
SUMMER (1 June to 30 September)
Monday to Friday: 9:00 – 14:00

Getting there

Rúa Pasantería
36002 Pontevedra

Avda. Montero Ríos, 1
36001 Pontevedra

The Autopista del Atlántico (AP-9/ E-1), a toll motorway, is the main road artery in Galicia, crossing the region from A Coruña in the north to Vigo in the south and passing through the city of Pontevedra.
Other major roads linking Pontevedra to the rest of the Iberian Peninsula are the two motorways Autovía de las Rías Baixas (A-6) and the Autovía del Noroeste (A-52). The first of these connects with the North of Portugal toll motorway in O Porriño, going through the cities of Tui, Braga and Oporto, before continuing down to Lisbon. The Autovía del Noroeste, on the other hand, provides a road link to Madrid, Barcelona (via Irún) and the rest of the Castilian plain.
In addition to these three major highways, the national road network also connects Pontevedra with its hinterland and the other major cities in Galicia. There are three possibilities: the N-550, between A Coruña and O Porriño; the N-541, the main route to inland Spain, via Ourense and the C-550, which follows the coastline down from Fisterra to Tui.
- From A Coruña (130 km) and Santiago (58 km)
By the A-9 or the N-550
- From Vigo (27 km)
By the A-9 or N-552 to Redondela and from there by the N-550
- From Tui (49 km)
By the N-550 directly or by the A-55 to O Porriño and from there by the N-550
- From Lugo (136 km)
By the N-640 to Lalín, then by the PO-200 until it joins the N-541, and from there to Pontevedra.
- From Ourense (90 km)
By the N-541

Road Traffic Information
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Museum internal and external photos (8)

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