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Museums

Museums

The Alcázar Réal (Royal Palace) of Seville is one of the city’s most enchanting, and most popular, historic monuments. Along with the Cathedral and Archive of the Indies, it is recognised as UNESCO World Heritage. The word alcázar actually means fortified palace, and this one is hidden behind castle walls on Plaza del Triunfo opposite the Cathedral.

The only public center of photography in Spain, the Andalusian Center of Photography (CAF) is situated what was the once the Lycée Français of Almeria. It is a headquarters space created for different uses in which, in addition to exhibitions of photography of all styles and times, a photographic library is also offered to the public.

The Spanish Guitar Museum is more than a museum space; it is an exhibition and information center that through an entertaining and simple way, allow visitors to get to know one of the most popular musical instruments in the world: the guitar. There are various exhibition rooms with temporary and permanent exhibits, a multipurpose room.

This Museum was founded in 2006 by the Terque City Council and the Asociación de Amigos del Museo. The Uva del Barco Provincial Museum was provisionally located in the Manuel Galiana municipal theater hall, in Plaza de los Barrileros, while its current building was in construction. Its objective is to reconstruct the social and economic history of the city and province of Almería.

The Historical Ethnographic Museum was founded in 2002 by the Terque City Council and the Asociación de Amigos del Museo. It is located in one of the many nineteenth-century bourgeois houses in the town square. Following its rooms across two floors is a tour of local trades, many of them now disappeared, as well as domestic settings and religious.

The Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo is housed in the magnificent 15th-century Monasterio Santa Maria de las Cuevas. Known as La Cartuja, this is located in the district of the same name, north of Triana and across the river from the city centre – look for the iconic, cone-shaped towers.

In 1519 Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Seville with a fleet of five naos (carracks or carvel-built wooden sailing ships) to find the Molluca spice islands, in modern-day Indonesia. Three years later, only one of his naos returned, the Nao Victoria, captained by Juan Sebastian Elcano – Magellan had been killed in a conflict in the Philippines.

Museums in Huelva City: Museo de Huelva, Casa-Museo Zenobia-Juan Ramón, Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro, Monasterio de la Rábida.

Museums in Cádiz City: Museo Catedralicio, Museo de Cádiz, Museo Histórico Municipal, Museo Marítimo.

Granada Province Museums: Museo Arqueológico, Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares, Museo de Aceite and more.

This centre in Almeria portholds two important archaeological remains: a salted fish factory, the only Roman remains preserved in the city; and one of the gates from the Islamic wall which enclosed the city.

The second most important art museum in Almeria. In this museum of contemporary art, up to 4 different artistic disciplines are exhibited and works from 1980 to the present are shown, which makes it a reference space within the world of modern art. It is distributed in four exhibition halls.

This modern, interactive museum explains the history of Almeria city, spread over three floors, and features a large-scale relief model of the city and a five-minute high-definition film, shot mainly by drone, of Almeria’s history and main sights. The model and film offer an excellent introduction to the city for visitors

osé Ángel Valente Docasar was a Spanish poet, essayist and translator of Galician origin who lived a large part of his life in the city of Almeria. He won numerous awards for his extensive work, such as the National Poetry Prize in 1993 and the Reina Sofía Prize for Ibero-American Poetry in 1998.

This beautiful gallery is in the restored house of Doña Francisca Torres Diaz (1911-2014, known as Doña Pakyta), an Almerian businesswoman and environmentalist thanks to whom the eastern Almeria coast has some of Andalusia’s most beautiful and unspoiled beaches. The museum opened in spring 2015, the 1920s Casa Vasca (Basque-style House) is a cultural centre.

Also known as Almería Museo Arqueológico, the museum is housed in an award-winning contemporary building, displaying the considerable archaeological wealth of the province, from prehistoric remains discovered by the Siret Brothers at Los Millares, to Roman statues. It first opened as two rooms in the Escuela de Artes y Oficios in 1934.

Also known as Cortijo Romero or Casa de Santa Isabel, this house belonged to the Balmes family and was later acquired by the Almeria Town Hall to restore it and convert it into a museum due to its relationship with the world of cinema. This house was very famous during the 60s and 70s, when Almeria was known as European Hollywood.

La Casa de la Ciencia (the House of Science) in Seville is both a museum and a centre for scientific study and research. The Peruvian Pavilion for the 1929 Expo now houses the Andalucian regional headquarters of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC, or Spanish National Research Council), the third-largest public research institution in Europe.