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Museums

Oriental Museum

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday, from 16:00 to 19:00. Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 to 13:00.

This cultural centre was inaugurated in 1980 about the Royal College of the Philippine Augustinian Brothers from the 18th century.

The oriental pieces housed in this museum have been collected by the Augustinian Brothers whilst in the Far East. There are 13 rooms, the largest of them exhibits porcelain, bronzes, sculptures, and paintings from China, as well as arms, adornments, ivory, and other artistic objects coming from the Philippines. The museum houses one of the best Far Eastern collection of the peninsula.

Admission fee is 1.20 €.


National museum of Sculpture (Villena's Palace)

Opening hours:
From 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 18:00. Sundays, mornings only. Closed on Mondays.

Installed in the Palace of Villena, built by Francisco Velasco y Rojas, in the 18th century, the property passed into the hands of the Dukes of Villena. From 1919 to 1982 it was the site of the Civil Government of the province.

The larger of the reredos of San Benito (1526-1532), by Alonso de Berruguete, is one of the marvels to be encountered on the grand floor, dedicated mainly to sculpture. The top floor is filled with Gothic and Renaissance sculptures. Amongst the pieces to be found here, the reredo of the Descent by an autonomous author of the 15th century is not to be missed. There is a specific area devoted to Juan de Juni, and another to Gregorio Fernández, Castilian sculptor, one of the most important of Spanish Baroque.

Saturday afternoons and Sundays, free entrance.


Museum of Valladolid

Opening hours:
Closed on Mondays. Weekdays from 9.45 to 14.00 and 16.00 to 19.15. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 9.45 to 14.15.

It was set up as a Provincial Antique Museum in 1879. It is located in the Fabio Nelli Palace, built at the end of the 15th century. The collections are divided into two sections: Archaeology and Fine Arts. The Archaeology section spans the Palaeolithic to the Middle Ages. The Fine Arts section offers paintings, sculpture, precious metalwork, furniture, tapestries, etc., and a small section devoted to the city's history.


Zorrilla's House - Museum

Opening hours:
From 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 19:00.Sundays only in the morning, and closed on Mondays and public holidays.

It is in this two-storey house with a lovely garden, the romantic poet Don José de Zorrilla (1817-1893) was born, better known as the author of Don Juan Tenorio.

Inside this house-museum, the domestic life of the family of the dramatist and poet has been carefully reproduced: kitchen, living room, office (with table and writing desk donated by his widow). Of note are the documents and manuscripts.

The entrance fee is free.



Source: Web server of Instituto de Turismo de España, TURESPAÑA.

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