The museum, created to provide an exhibition space for Avila’s tangible culture, boasts a wealth of works covering various fields, ranging from archaeology to fine arts, ethnography and bullfighting.

The archaeology section contains exhibits dating back from the Palaeolithic Age to the Middle Ages, whilst the fine arts section features works arranged chronologically between the 12th and the 19th centuries, including Flemish paintings, ceramics, weapons, furniture and decorative arts, offering an insight into the medieval and modern ages.

The ethnography exhibition includes items from popular culture such as costumes, wickerwork, looms and farming, livestock and masonry tools and implements. Also worthy of note is the exhibition on bulls and bullfighting, which includes objects such as the Magazos Roman mosaic, the tomb of the Knight of Serranos de la Torre, by Vasco de la Zarza, and the stone boars discovered in Martiherrero. Undoubtedly this museum provides a fascinating tour of the history of the province of Ávila.

Buildings

Since 1969 it has been housed in the Dean’s House and the Church of Santo Tomé el Viejo.

Address

Plaza de Nalvillos, 3. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 211 003

Fax: 920 253 701

Email: museo.avila@jcyl.es

Website: http://www.museoscastillayleon.jcyl.es/museodeavila

More information

Tourist Office of Ávila

Address:

Avda. Madrid, 39. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 354 000 ext. 370 y 371

Fax: 920 254 200

Email: turismo@ayuntavila.com

Website: http://www.avilaturismo.com

Tourist Office Regional of Ávila

Address:

Casa de las Carnicerías. C/ San Segundo, 17. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 211 387

Fax: 920 253 717

Email: oficinadeturismodeavila@jcyl.es

Opening hours

  • Winter (October, 1 – June, 30):
    • Tuesday to saturday: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 19:00
    • Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00
    • Closed: monday
  • Summer (July, 1 – September, 30):
    • Tuesday to saturday: 10:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00
    • Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00
    • Closed: monday

Tickets

1 € (Saturday and Sunday free)

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