Casa Lis is the name of the Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco that opened in Salamanca in 1995 and is one of the most popular museums in Castilla-Leon. The museum has 19 different collections from the late 19th century and early 20th century. There are about 2500 items in the museum. The pieces were donated by Manuel Ramos Andrade, an antique dealer. The building itself is a work of art with a beautiful stained glass ceiling and stained glass façade and windows, and this was ordered by Don Miguel de Lis, a local merchant who was in love with Art Nouveau. Chriselephantines are small sculptures made of bronze and ivory and the museum has 120 of these pieces, created by 52 of the best known artists of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. There are more than 300 porcelain dolls from France and Germany that are on exhibit. There are more than 200 glassware items created by famous artists such as Emile Galle, Rene Lalique, and the Daum Brothers. The museum store has a wide variety of quality items, such as Lalique crystal that is on sale.

Hours:

April 1 to Oct. 15:

Tuesday to Friday: 11:00-14:00 and 17:00-21:00H

Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays: 11:00 to 21:00H

Monday closed.

Oct. 16 to March 31:

Tuesday to Friday: 11:00-14:00 and 16:00-19:00H

Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays: 11:00 to 20:00H

Monday closed.

Free entrance on Thursday morning.