Museo de Segovia Casa del Sol

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Museo de Segovia Casa del Sol

Museo de Segovia Casa del Sol
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jh92traveller
Valladolid, Spain28 contributions
Solo
This museum gives a comprehensive history of Segovia and the surrounding villages with many historical artifacts on display. All of the displays are in Spanish, although each panel does have a good summary in English as well. The museum is located along the city wall and inside has several rooms dedicated to each era of Segovia's history, beginning with the geology of the region and its' settlement in Roman times, through to the modern age.
As mentioned the museum is free to visit on the weekends although it does close at 14.00 so you will need to visit here early in the day, there is a charge on the weekdays although not a lot. This is something which is well worth a visit.
Written March 31, 2014
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PJandSJ
Matlock, UK1,256 contributions
Couples
This is a cracking little museum, mostly unvisited by tourists, set discreetly along the road not far from the Alcazar. The only downside to it, from a personal perspective, was that the introductory film was all in Spanish, with no subtitles.

But, apart from that, the museum houses Roman artefacts, coins and pottery, plus Visigoth enamels, plus – and this was our favourite bit – some brilliant paintings and religious items. Really enjoyable.
Written October 9, 2017
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poochkies
Bremerton, WA8 contributions
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If you get tired of cathedrals and palaces, give this museum a visit. Best history museum we've ever seen. Housed in a slaughterhouse built during Henry lV it has been beautifully refurbished. It covers the history of the region from prehistoric times through the 20th century with archaeological exhibits as well as paintings and sculptures. (Even has etchings by Durer and Rembrandt.)
Accompanying many of the artifacts are short explanatory videos which are so informative. The exhibits are presented in chronological order- prehistoric, Roman (with a great video explaining the Aqueduct), Visigothic, Islamic, Gothic, and Mudejar, and finally ceramics, glass and art from the 16th to the 20th century. We spent a fascinating 3 hours- undisturbed by any other tourists. Cost: 1 euro- free if you are over 65.
Highly recommended this museum
Written October 28, 2015
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Jip79
Doha, Qatar495 contributions
We passed by this museum on the way up to the Alcazar of Segovia. Since all of us needed to have a break, we only paid EUR2 for two adults with two free tickets for students. Quite a bit to see, and there was also a video on how the aqueduct was built. Surprisingly good for a small museum.
Written July 10, 2021
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Anne C
Melbourne, Australia216 contributions
Couples
This museum has archaeological and ethnological exhibits as well as paintings and sculptures and offers visitors an overview of the past of Segovia. It is a quiet and informative museum and we could not believe that we were the only ones inside. Because of its position in the city it may be a little obscure to find but should be a must for visitors to the city. The exhibits are arranged in chronological order in 6 different rooms with sensational photos of the archaeological digs.
A true visit is a must!
Written June 30, 2018
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Susan V
Johannesburg, South Africa514 contributions
Couples
This little gem is a wonderful small museum, that should not be over-shadowed by the bigger ones. Not to be missed if you love history, ceramics etc. Plan the visit with your walk along the Muralla.
Written January 25, 2018
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain532 contributions
Couples
The museum contains exhibits illustrating the history of Segovia and includes a good selection of Roman and Visigothic remains as well as more modern items from the medieval period and the reigns of the Hapsburg and Bourbon kings. There are exhibits on the wool trade that was so important to Segovia and on the mint that used to be in the City. The 1 euro admission fee is very good value.
Written October 24, 2017
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BuonaNotteRoma
Libertyville, IL96 contributions
Family
Given the importance of the aqueduct in Segovia this museum merits a stop for people visiting the city. First, there is a fascinating history of the settlement and development of the town leading up to the aqueduct construction. Second, there is a fantastic animated video detailing just how the aqueduct was engineered and constructed. Finally, there is an equally fascinating history of wool and coining 'industries' that brought wealth to the city after the Roman's and plagues had departed.

It only takes 30-45 minutes to get through the entire museum and will give people an additional perspective to the city and its most important feature.
Written July 12, 2016
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Lamu99
Nairobi, Kenya147 contributions
Couples
For 5 years I have visited Segovia 2 and 4 months per annum and this is the first time I have visited the museum. It is fantastic and, for some strange reason, very empty. There is alot to see, hear, touch and witness in Segovia but it is not always easy to find out the whys and wherefores but I now know that all the answers can be found in this museum.

The museum covers the entire history of Segovia from pre-Roman to the modern day, and there is alot to see. The presentation style is somewhat old and stale, with no use made of modern presentation techniques or attractions, but most visitors (including the little ones) will be impressed by what they see, the artifacts on display and the working models.

My only complaint is that I do not like being chased out of a museum (or any other fee changing establishment) 15 minutes before the official closing time just because the state paid staff can get home early. This is a common problem in Spain.
Written February 20, 2016
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Harleygirl1340
Bath England149 contributions
Couples
This museum was way better than we expected, it is tucked away and does not look very promising from the outside, but it is a modern well laid out museum, presenting in chronological order the history of Segovia. It has an excellent collection of pre-historical and Roman artefacts. There is an English translation on most of the larger display boards. We were the only visitors and it is ridiculously cheap to go in, so take some time out from the more crowded spots and visit.
Written July 14, 2019
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