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MUSEUMS SPAIN


National Archaeological Museum
The National Archaeological Museum (Museo Arqueológico Nacional) of Spain is in Madrid, beside the Plaza de Colón (Columbus Square), sharing its building with the National Library. Façade.The museum was founded in 1867 by a Royal Decree of Isabella II, and its purpose was to be a depository for numismatic, archaeological, ethnographical and decorative art collections compiled by the Spanish monarchs.


Albacete Provincial Museum
The Albacete Provincial Museum (Museo Provincial de Albacete) is a museum of archeology and fine art located in Albacete, Spain. The museum has existed in various incarnations since 1927, and settled in its present building in Abelardo Sánchez Park in 1978. Its exhibits emphasize the development of regional civilization and art, and the museum is divided into subsections for archeology, fine arts, and ethnology.


Archaeological Museum of Alicante
The Archaeological Museum of Alicante (Museo Arqueologico Provincial de Alicante) is an archaeological museum in Alicante, Spain. The museum won the European Museum of the Year Award in 2004[1] when it was only two years old. It houses eight galleries that use multimedia to allow visitors to interact with the lives of past residents of the region.





Archaeological Museum of Asturias
The Archaeological Museum of Asturias is housed in the 16th century Benedictine monastery of Saint Vicente in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain. Its findings include collections of the Asturian Neolithic, Megalithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Astur hill fort culture, Roman period, and of the Gothic, Pre-Romanesque and Romanesque periods of the Kingdom of Asturias. The museum also includes sections of Asturian Ethnography, Heraldry, Medieval and Modern Epigraphy, Spanish Numismatics, a European Medal Section, and Armor.


Archaeological Museum of Granada
The Archaeological Museum of Granada is an archaeological museum in the Albayzín district, Granada, Spain. The museum is located at 41, Carrera del Darro in the Castril palace from the 16th century. It hosts many artefacts from the many different civilizations that settled in Granada including the Carthaginians, the Phoenicians, the Romans and the Arabs. It includes a beautiful Renaissance patio. Its façade dates from 1593.


Castillo de Salas
The Castillo de Salas (literally castle of Salas) first appeared in documentation in 1124. It is situated in the town of Salas in the region of Asturias, northern Spain. The castle is linked to the palace of Valdés Salas, which is currently a small hotel, through a bridge.


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El Club Naval de Ferrol
El Club Naval de Ferrol is officially named Centro Deportivo SocioCultural Armada (CDSCA) since may 25th, 2003. It's located in Ferrol, Galicia (Spain). It was originally established may 17th, 1950, as Comisión Naval de Regatas, changing its denomination in 1974, by the Spanish Ministry of Defence (Spanish MOD), and limited for the amusement and entertaining of the Spanish Navy personnel and their families posted to the Naval Station of El Ferrol.


El Diario de Ferrol
El Diario de Ferrol is a Galician newspaper founded in Ferrol on 1996 and since the 1999 has been edited by El Ideal Gallego. It has a good number of readers and it’s distributed mostly in metropolitan area of Ferrolterra. It must be noted that Ferrol used to have till the early 1980s a very popular newspaper with a very similar name El Ferrol Diario which became extinct during the critical years of the decade which saw the advent of democracy and a terrible recession in the shipbuilding industry.


Spanish Town
The Spanish Town (Catalan: Poble espanyol) is an outdoors museum located on the mountain of Montjuïc in the city of Barcelona, Spain. It was constructed in 1929 for the World's Fair that was held in Barcelona that year. Josep Puig i Cadafalch was the one who had the idea for the museum: a town in which the architecture, style, and culture of various locations from all around Spain were all preserved in a single place. The museum occupies a total area of 42,000 m² or about 138,000 ft².


Spain’s National Exhibition of Ship Building
Spain’s National Exhibition of Ship Building (Exponav) is an all year round permanent exhibition dedicated to the history of shipbuilding in Spain since it’s most humble and obscure beginnings in the Middle Ages to its present day covering different periods which include amongst others the Spanish Empire, the Discovery of America, Enlightenment and Industrial Age.


Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, or MACBA) is situated in the Plaça dels Àngels, in El Raval, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona. It was designed by Richard Meier & Partners (1987-1995). The building’s architectural style has strong references to Modernism.


Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum ( Museo de Bellas Artes in Spanish) is located in the city of Bilbao, in northern Spain, and is currently one of the main painting and sculpture museums of Spain. The building of the museum is located entirely insde the city's Doña Casilda Iturrizar park.


Dalí Theatre and Museum
The Dalí Theatre and Museum (Teatre-Museu Dalí), is a museum of the artist Salvador Dalí in his home town of Figueres, in Catalonia.


Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a modern and contemporary art museum designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, built by Ferrovial and located in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. It is built alongside the Nervion River, which runs through the city of Bilbao to the Atlantic Coast. The Guggenheim is one of several museums belonging to the Solomon R.


Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) is the official name of Spain's national museum of 20th century art (informally shortened to the Museo Reina Sofía, Queen Sofia Museum, or simply The Sofia). The museum was officially inaugurated on September 10, 1992 and is named for Queen Sofia of Spain. It is located in Madrid, near the Atocha train and metro stations, at the southern end of the so-called Golden Triangle of Art (located along the Paseo del Prado and also comprising the Museo del Prado and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza).


Museo del Prado
The Museo del Prado is a museum and art gallery located in Madrid, the capital of Spain. It features one of the world's finest collections of European art, from the 12th century through to the early 19th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection. Founded as a museum of paintings and sculpture, it also contains important collections of more than 5,000 drawings, 2,000 prints, 1,000 coins and medals, and almost 2,000 decorative objects and works of art.


National Art Museum of Catalonia
The National Art Museum of Catalonia (Catalan: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya), abbreviated as MNAC, is a museum of Catalan visual art located in Barcelona, Spain. It is housed on the Palau Nacional, built for the 1929 World's Fair. Situated on the Montjuïc hill at the end of Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, it was rehabilitated by the 1992 Summer Olympics.


Museu Picasso
The Museu Picasso (English: Picasso Museum) in Barcelona, Spain, has one of the most extensive collections of artworks by the 20th century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. This is one of the most popular and most visited museums in Barcelona. The museum is housed in five adjoining medieval palaces in Barcelona's Barri Gotic.


National Museum of Sculpture
The National Museum of Sculpture, is a museum belonging to the Spanish Ministry of Culture. The museum has an extensive collection sculptural ranging from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century from convents, donations, deposits and acquisitions of the state. Located in the city of Valladolid (Castile and Leon).


Lladró Museum
The Lladró Museum offers visits at the City of Porcelain workshops, where visitors can discover from the artisans themselves how pieces are manufactured, and it is also possible to visit the Historic Museum of Porcelain and its painting collection, one of the most important private artistic sets in Spain.


Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, or in Spanish Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, is an art gallery in Madrid. It is known as a part of the "Golden Triangle of Art", which also includes the Prado and the Reina Sofia galleries. The Thyssen-Bornemisza fills the historical gaps in its counterparts' collections: in the Prado's case this includes Italian primitives and works from the English, Dutch and German schools, while in the case of the Reina Sofia the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection includes impressionists, expressionists, and European and American paintings from the second half of the 20th century.


Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León
The MUSAC is the Castile and León Museum of Contemporary Art, which is in the city of León, Spain. Designed by the architectural team of Mansilla & Tuñón, MUSAC opened its doors in April 2005 and has just received an important recognition - in fact, New York's MOMA has selected MUSAC for its exhibition "On-Site. New Architecture in Spain" (2006) and The New York Times has recommended it as one of the most important recent buildings in Spain (The New York Times, February, 19th 2006).


Museum of the Americas
The Museum of the Americas (Spanish: Museo de América) in Madrid (Spain) is a National museum that holds artistic, archaeological and ethnographic collections from the whole American continent, ranging from the Paleolithic period to the present day.The Museum of the Americas (Spanish: Museo de América) in Madrid (Spain) is a National museum that holds artistic, archaeological and ethnographic collections from the whole American continent, ranging from the Paleolithic period to the present day.


Museo Nacional de Antropología
The Museo Nacional de Antropología (or National Museum of Anthropology) is a national museum of Spain, located in Madrid near the Parque del Buen Retiro and opposite Atocha railway station. It is considered the oldest anthropology museum in Spain, formally inaugurated on April 29, 1875 during the reign of Alfonso XII.


Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales de España
The Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales de España is the National Museum of Natural History of Spain. It is in Madrid.


Museu de Joguets i Autòmats
The Museu de Joguets i Autòmats is in Verdú, Lleida, 100 km west of Barcelona, it sets forth a collection of more than a thousand objects and is placed in a building with one architecture impressive and spectacular, fact that converts it into one of the more distinguished museums at world-wide level in its subject matter.


Archaeology Museum of Catalonia
The Archaeology Museum of Catalonia, (Abbreviated MAC, for Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya) was created under the Museums of Catalonia Act in 1990 by the Department of Culture of the Government of Catalonia. The head office is located in the former Palace of Graphic Arts, which was built for the 1929 World's Fair, in Barcelona, Catalonia.


Museu de la Xocolata
Museu de la Xocolata (Catalan for "Museum of Chocolate") is a private museum in Barcelona, owned by the Gremi de Pastisseria de Barcelona (the city pastry-makers' guild). The museum opened in 2000, at Carrer Comerç 36, in El Born, Ciutat Vella, on the ground level of an old barracks.


Museu Barbier-Mueller d'Art Precolombí
The Museu Barbier-Mueller d'Art Precolombí (its local name in Catalan; Spanish: Museo Barbier-Mueller de Arte Precolombino, English: Barbier-Mueller Pre-Columbian Art Museum) is a museum devoted to a collection of artefacts and the artistic legacy of the pre-Columbian cultures of the Americas, located in the Catalonian capital of Barcelona, Spain. It was established in 1997 to house the pre-Columbian art collection formerly held by its parent museum, the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Genève, Switzerland.


Fundació Joan Miró
The Fundació Joan Miró, Centre d'Estudis d'Art Contemporani (Joan Miró Foundation) is a museum of modern art honoring Joan Miró and located on Montjuïc in Barcelona, Catalonia. The building housing the museum is itself a notable example of modern design drawing from regional traditions. It was completed in 1975 by architect Josep Lluís Sert, who conceived it like an open space, with big terraces and interior courtyards that allowed a correct circulation of the visitors.





















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