An impressive collection of European painting in a beautifully maintained pazo.
First-class archaeology and art.
Highly recommended both inside and out, this authentic pazo (a traditional stately home typical of the region) is home to 29 exhibition rooms of the best 20th-century Galician art. The bottom floor of the Quiñones de León museum retains the ambience of the former stately residence, while hosting a permanent exhibition of the best European painting from the 17th and 18th century, which was inherited by the museum's patron Policarpo Sanz. These include, for example, pieces from the Prado museum in Madrid. The adjoining building is home to a select archaeological collection, with artefacts dating back to the Palaeolithic era. The grounds are famous for the beautiful gardens that surround the pazo and especially for the Sensory Garden; a space designed for visually impaired visitors to explore the essence of the garden through smell and touch.