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Museo de la Atalaya

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Address: Calle Cervantes, 3, 11403 Jerez De La Frontera, Spain
Phone Number: 34956182100
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 1:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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La Atalaya Museums is a complex located in Jerez de la Frontera comprised...

La Atalaya Museums is a complex located in Jerez de la Frontera comprised of a venue for meetings and banquets in two twin wine cellars dated 1881 completely refurbished, and a museum devoted to antoque clocks and watches called The Palace of Time or El Palacio del Tiempo. The museum is housed in a palace in neo-classical style, dating from 1873, although it wasn't actually used as a museum until 1973. This museum homes one of Europe's most valuable collection of clocks and watches,with over 280 items, which are on display at the museum, and dated from 17th to 19th century. French and English famous clokmakers such as Berthoud, Lepine, Leroy, Taylor, Frodsham, Lepaute, Markham...and the Spanish well-known Losada.

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Gorgeous collection of antique clocks

It was amazing how beautiful the clocks were. Entry was 6 euros (3 euros if over 65). There was a huge assortment of beautiful clocks, primarily from the 18th and 19th century... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was amazing how beautiful the clocks were. Entry was 6 euros (3 euros if over 65). There was a huge assortment of beautiful clocks, primarily from the 18th and 19th century. The guided tour (approximately 50 minutes long): Daily guided sessions are on Monday to Friday, 09.30 AM - 10.30 AM - 11.30 AM. - 12: 30 PM. -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

It was a little tricky to find but very worthwhile. The have a huge assortment of beautiful clocks, primarily from the 18th and 19th centuries. They also have a good assortment of clocks that function in unusual ways. All of them are in pristine condition. The woman who led our tour was very good and spoke very good English. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

This small, yet, charming museum was a great way to spend some time other than a church or bodega. (Though, don't get me wrong, there are beautiful churches and excellent bodegas to explore!). The grounds were shaded and pleasant. We were told that the museum houses the second largest collection of clocks in Europe. The collection is quite impressive, and... More 

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Pontevedra Province, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Wonderful collection of magnificent timepieces,if you like to look at fantastic clocks this is the place to go .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Alcazar is modest, and the gardens are lovely but small. (This is after just having visited the Reale Alcazar in Sevilla). But the excavations of the earlier structures, and explanations of daily life, made the visit worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

In a beautiful palace with well kept huge garden a very well organized and displayed museum with a good lady guide (English)More than 150 old clocks of diferent kind and period,all of them in working condition!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We visited that museum yesterday. Actually you should look for Palacio del Tiempo. Nice grounds, nice house, the former owner of it was a noble notorious man who got into the conflict with the government as he didn't want to pay taxes and was deprived of the palace with all the collection of watches and walking sticks and some tapestry... More 

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