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General Archive of the Spanish Civil War

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A fascinating place. Lots of information has been archived for this very sad event. It was very... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2018
Winslow, United Kingdom
OK Exhibit needs more in English

As others have noted, this archive could use more signage and an audio tour in English. But at... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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Calle Gibraltar 2, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

An interesting look at the civil war but tries too hard to be neutral. Some good exhibits but little translation to English.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

A fascinating place. Lots of information has been archived for this very sad event. It was very interesting to read so much.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

As others have noted, this archive could use more signage and an audio tour in English. But at least it is a start. Spain is so intent on not remembering the atrocious events of the Spanish Civil war (on both sides) that it was refreshing...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

This is not a museum as one might expect but a selection of Spanish Civil War documents from the building's official government archives. These cover specific aspects of the war such as propaganda, official orders, identity cards, refugee dispersals and internment. It also contains an...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank MartinPowellOxford
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

In one of the cities Francism was first introduced it is below an accetable level of any studies. O.K. some pieces are shown. Mostly a comparison between Francism and Republicans by showcasas. But is it that? This country still can do a lot to analyse...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

The good part is that it is free, and the temperature is comfortable. But aside from a poorly written 2-page English introduction, everything is in Spanish. One sees some historic propaganda posters, some pictures whose significance i could mostly not make out. A film in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Came across this by (happy) accident. The museum is the public face of an active research archive. While only limited information is available in English, it provides a fascinating insight into a dark period of Spanish (and European) history. The display on Masonry is colourful,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Despite everything being in Spanish we did enjoy the history and especially the Masonic meeting room and the film. There was an english print sheet to help.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

A small exhibition of memorabilia and photographs from the Spanish Civil War. The museum also contains a Freemasons Lodge in all its mystery and glory. More work needs to be done for English speaking visitors. Well worth a visit. Entrance Free.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank tommywelltravelled
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Very disappointing museum. I expected a museum covering the entire Spanish Civil War, from its build-up through the aftermath. Salamanca was after all the capitol for Franco's forces. All there was is an odd historic collection about the Masons who were persecuted someplace along the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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