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Rosalia de Castro, daughter of the noble Maria Teresa de Castro and Abadia, originating in Arretén (Padron), was born in Santiago de Compostela in 1837 and was named the daughter of parents that chose to remain incognito.

 She grew up with her mother in Padron and then moved with her to Santiago de Compostela, where she did her schooling,and to Madrid, where she published her first book of poems (La Flor, 1857) and met and married Manuel Murguia. Writer in prose and verse, with poems Cantares Gallegos (1863) she stood before the cultural renaissance and with Follas Galicia (1880) her Galician poetry rose to the highest peaks in her history. In Castilian we must emphasize the novel El caballero de las botas azules (1867) and the poetry collection En las orillas del Sar (1884),which was her last work.

She spent her life wandering in different towns and cities of Galicia and outside Galicia, and spent the last years of her life in the Casa da Matanza (Padron), where she died in 1885 at forty-eight years old. She was buried in the cemetery of Adina (Santa Maria de Iria, Padron) and in 1891her remains where moved to the Panteón de Gallegos Ilustres en San Domingos de Bonaval (Santiago).

In the fall of 1947 she created the Rosalia de Castro Board in order to repair her home the Casa da Matanza, which would be restored in 1971 and converted into the House Museum in 1972. The Foundation, which continues the work of the Board, is the current owner.

In this space, we propose a tour of the events that marked the life and work of Rosalia. On the ground floor, called the “O perfil dunha sombra”, visitors can appreciate the true extent of this emblematic figure of Galician culture and her universal life, the environment that surrounded her and the relationship of the Galician people with the figure. On the first floor, called “O seu” proposes an environmental recreation of a rural house of its time, somewhere between of a peasant and noble.

Since its opening to the public, the Rosalia de Castro Museum became a symbolic reference of Galician culture because it is the house that keeps the memory of the writer who is considered as the national Galicia writer.


Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 13:30 h and 16:00 a 19:00 h
Sundays: 10:00 to 13:30 h
Mondays: Closed

Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 14:00 h and 16:00 to 20:00 h
Sundays: 10:00 to 13:30 h
Mondays: Closed


Individual Entrance: 2,00€

Group Entrance (more than 20 persons): 1,20€

Schools: 1,00€

Children under 6: Free


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A Matanza, s/n 15917 Padrón Galicia


42.738416, -8.651969



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