Fundacion Alberto Jimenez-Arellano Alonso

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Fundacion Alberto Jimenez-Arellano Alonso

Fundacion Alberto Jimenez-Arellano Alonso
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums
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4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Foundation Alberto Jiménez-Arellano Alonso (UVA) is a non-profit organization, enrolled in the framework of University of Valladolid, whose essential aim is to promote arts. It has his headquarter in Palacio de Santa Cruz of Valladolid, one of the first Renaissance buildings of Spain.His three galleries are dedicated to African art. Two of them have collections of African terracotta and the other oneis home to the exposition of Oku Kingdom, a place located in Cameroon.
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rshevlin2017
Seattle, WA44 contributions
Couples
This free museum is contained in 3 separate rooms scattered through out an old religious building. Do NOT think you've seen everything if you haven't been upstairs! That is where the best rooms are! A wonderful collection of artifacts from African displayed in well lit modern cases or dioramas. If you're tired of seeing Spanish art, but love art, head over to this great collection.
Written November 26, 2018
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Michael3112
United Kingdom122 contributions
Solo
Like other reviewers I thought this a really worthwhile museum to visit.

Information in English is limited to brief object labels. The longer explanatory texts were in Spanish only. That meant that I did not understand what I was looking at.

But I did get a sense of wonder at the strangeness of the objects and an appreciation of the skill and imagination with which they had been made.
Written September 15, 2015
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It is rewarding for us to read how the museum inspired you in some way and get your senses. Sorry for the inconvenience about the explanatory texts. We have a guide at the beggining of each room -in English and French-, but we will work to make them more visible. Thank you for your feedback, Michael :)
Written May 3, 2016
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Ropongi
Madrid282 contributions
Friends
The Santa Cruz Palace contains a good collection of african art collected by the Jimenez-Arellano family, distributed in three rooms over two floors. During our visit the Opening times were 11-14 and 16:30-19:30 Monday-Saturday. It is highly recommended and free. Remember also to take a look to the library in the first floor.
Written May 23, 2013
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
Couples
The Fundacion Alberto Jimenez-Arellano Alonso is located in the beautiful Palacio Santa Cruz, which was constructed in the 15th century by the very powerful Cardinal Mendoza. Its cloister is beautiful. The museum has beautiful African art and is probably the best museum of its kind in Spain.
Written October 2, 2017
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Dear visitor, thank you very much for you opinion ¡¡
Written October 4, 2017
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laiduptranslator
Floriana, Malta56 contributions
Solo
Strolling through the lovely historical streets of this ancient city I beheld a Palace with open doors. Curosity got the better of me and I first looked at the ground floor than went up to the select exhibits on the first floor which amazed me for their uniqueness. The staff were also very courteous.
Written September 12, 2017
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Dear visitant, thank you very much for your opinion. Every day we work hard for show Africa, her art and culture, and the visitants can see our museum comfortably. See you soon
Written September 18, 2017
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M L
Leicester, UK89 contributions
Couples
A surprise find. Part of the University of Valladolid. Tucked away. But quite quite stunning. Better, far better than many "ethnographic" museums in major European cities.
Fantastic.
Why is it not more well known?
Written December 14, 2015
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Thank you for the feedback, LucaMano. We are glad to read such a positive comparation, and this kind of messages give us strength to be more well-known every day. We will keep on working hard on it ;)
Written May 3, 2016
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Fundacion Alberto Jimenez-Arellano Alonso is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM


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