Museo de Avila
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Nikola C
Dubrovnik, Croatia354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
Institution of the Museum of Avila was found in 1911, since then was moved through several locations and in 1969 arrived in former House of the Deans. Building is made in typical 16th century Castillan style and was originally used as the residence of the Deans of the Cathedral chapter. Construction is made up of a main body, distributed around two level atrium and an annexe, which was in it`s prime used as stables. Main facade, made in plateresque fashion, have coats of arms that bear witness to its original function. Today, visitor can enjoy wealth of exponents, divided in ten rooms, with fine arts, traditional culture and ethnographical items and really comprehensive historical and archaeological expose ranging from prehistory, Roman and Vizigothic, to medieval and modern times.

Museum added another building in 1997, the former Church of Santo Tome el Viejo. Romanesque church dates from the second half of 12th century and has three naves and a top with three apses. Today serves both as visitable and storage area which perfectly complements nearby House of the Deans and is full with marvelous stone artefacts like „Verracos“ (pre-Roman Iberian sclupture of stone boars, symbolical for peninsula), Roman, Vizigothic, Arab, Jewish and Castillan stellas, millstones, altars, kapitels and other carvings. Building itself is masterly conserved. For everybody interested in local culture, history and archeology, this Museum (or two) is an essential visit and entrance is free.
Written January 25, 2018
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This museum shows archaeology, ethnography and fine arts. There are costumes and Roman artifacts. There is a beautiful Roman sculpture of Triton and Nereida from the 3rd century BC. For fine art there is a tryptich showing the life of Christ and the Virgin Mary. There is also a carving of the Crucifixion. There is a beautiful portrait of the Marquesa de Espeja, which was painted by Ricardo de Madrazo in 1892. He was the son of the artist Federico de Madrazo. This painting is the highlight of the museum.
Written April 29, 2018
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oyaarriola
Metro Manila, Philippines105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
Glimpse the devotion of Sta Teresa to her spiritual life, which inspired many others to dedicate their own lives to God's service.
Written April 25, 2017
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain632 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The museum consists of a few rooms depicting life in the province of Avila in the early years of the 20th Century. You then have a series of rooms with archaeological exhibits covering prehistoric and Roman rooms and then onto more recent times upstairs.
Written April 25, 2023
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,786 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
There is a little for everyone in this museum including fact the building dates from the 16 th century. Some nice religious art, some aRoman pieces as well as Visagoth and medieval things. Part of the museum was also a church dating back to the 12 th century.
Written July 22, 2018
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Calaciban
Province of Malaga, Spain305 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples

We weren't planing on visiting here but stumbled across it by chance. Only 1 euro to get in.

Shows abit of everything about the area. Some old stuff and some more recent history. Staff were all very friendly
Written July 15, 2016
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal22,362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
In the small Museum of Ávila you find a rich artistic collection from arqueology, ethnography and more, all this reunited from the different regions.
A nice place for people who a loving ancient arts and objects.
Written May 22, 2015
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Edu López
Madrid, Spain362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Ávila Museum where numerous pieces are kept from all the times that this land has lived through and that have been recovered over the years. A good concentration of objects, some of them really curious. It is near one of the exits from the wall at the top.
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Written January 26, 2024
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