Continuing with the decision to boost wine tourism, Galicia takes a step forward with the opening of two new museum infrastructures linked to wine and beer with the inauguration in Ribadavia of the Museo do Viño and in A Coruña of the first Beer Museum in Spain.
The Museo do Viño de Galicia has recently opened its doors in the heart of O Ribeiro, located in the rectory of Santo André de Campo Redondo, ceded by the Diocese of Ourense to the Xunta de Galicia, an 18th century building with a viewpoint over Avia and Miño. The building has been refurbished to become the showcase of Galician viticulture and a reference centre for researchers and scholars in the world of wine, in addition to being a focus of attraction for visitors increasingly interested in wine tourism.
The very building in which this museum is located is unique for its architecture, as it was built as the priory house of San Martiño Pinario for wine exploitation, so its rooms are designed specifically to cover the production, storage and distribution of wine to Compostela. The Xunta has invested 1.8 million euros in the reform and final implementation. 1.1 million in the refurbishment of the rectory and 700,000 euros in the exhibition project. The Museo do Viño will depend on the Consellería de Cultura e Turismo and will be managed by the Museo Etnolóxico de Ribadavia with the aim of becoming a reference in Galicia and the State.
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A Coruña can now be measured against other European cities such as Dublin, Amsterdam or Munich, famous for their beer culture and with their respective specialized museums.
The first beer museum in Spain is located in Estrella Galicia’s own brewery and therefore allows you to see in situ the stages of the process of brewing and packaging craft. But the company Hijos de Rivera will not be the only protagonist, as the project aims to bring visitors closer to the brewery world in general: smell and taste its ingredients, observe the manufacturing process, discover the different varieties and of course taste them. As for the historical side, the museum offers a tour from 10,000 years ago, when beer was first fermented in Mesopotamia, to the present day.
The exhibition space, of 2,500 square metres, aims to consolidate itself within the Galician museum offer as an essential and bets on an experiential and informative character without neglecting the industrial and artistic aspects, as it has murals by the artist and former football player Ángel Atienza.
The museum offers a personalized experience with different types of visits, including workshops and sensory experiences.