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25,000 specimens divided into three sections: geology, botany and zoology.

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Luis Iglesias Museum of Natural History

For nature enthusiasts

Attention, nature lovers! You absolutely must not miss the Luis Iglesias Museum of Natural History of the University of Santiago, where you can enjoy a spectacular collection of about 25,000 specimens of flora and fauna from Galicia and other parts of the world. It's divided into three distinct sections: geology, botany (with a learning herbarium created by Baltasar Merino) and zoology, which occupies three rooms: one of them dedicated to exotic wildlife, another explains the wildlife of Galicia, and the last one specializes in European fauna. It's also designed as a center for environmental research and educational outreach, where it's interesting to observe the work of outstanding Galician scientists such as Isidro Parga and Jose Rodriguez. You can visit this center located in the School of Chemistry, and admission is free on the first Wednesday of each month.



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