The Cáceres Museum opened its doors in 1898 in the Secondary School of Cáceres with an initial collection of Archaeology and Art. Later due its growth the collection in 1933 moved to the Palace de las Veletas, a fifteenth-century building in the monumental ensemble declared World Heritage of the Humanity by the UNESCO.
Currently, The Palace de las Veletas hosts the sections of Archeology and Ethnography of the of Cáceres Museum. In its origins it was a Almohad Alcázar, which in 1600 was converted in the Palace of Veletas. It should be noted of the building your Almohad rain tank of the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
The Caceres Museum is located within the monumental ensemble of the ancient city of Cáceres
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Later, an annexe of the sixteenth century also declared a World Heritage of the Humanity by the UNESCO was purchased called La Casa de los Caballos. This building served as stables of the Palacio de Veletas after became for housing and eventually became part of the museum. Since opening in 1992, La Casa de los Caballos hosts the Fine Arts section of the Museum of Cáceres, where it exposed works of museum itself and others art works in deposit from the Prado Museum.
The Archaeology section of the museum is organized into five rooms on the ground floor and three more in the basement.
- Room 1 we see the remains of Paleolithic and Neolithic.
- Room 2 we find remains of the Copper Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.
- Room 3 we see remnants of the pre-Roman civilizations .
- Room 4 we see remnants of the Roman era, being the larger space.
- Room 5 we see an exhibition on urban origins of the city of Cáceres.
- Room 6 visitor has to move to the basement and see remnants of the early Christian and Visigoth times.
- Room 7 we see remnants of the period since the arrival of Muslims until the establishment of the Christian kingdoms.
- Room 8 we see an explanation of how is used the rain tank of the museum.
Then, follow the visit, the visitor goes to the first floor and find the Ethnography section.
- In Room 9 visitor sees production related resource objects.
- Room 10 we see objects related fisheries and food processing objects, and the carpenter.
- Room 11 we see different trades see related objects.
- Room 12 we looks different costumes.
- Room 13 we see domestic objects such as ceramics.
- The room 14 we see beliefs related with objects and musical expression.
Finally the visitor goes to the Fine Arts section, which is in La Casa de los Caballos and consists of three rooms.
- In the room 15 the visitor sees works of Spanish Contemporary Art of the twentieth century with works by Picasso, Miró, Oteiza or Chirino among others.
- Room 16 we see temporary exhibitions and
- In Room 17 we see medieval and modern works of art, most notably the “Jesus Savior” painting by El Greco.
The visit to the Museum of Cáceres can be performed during every day of the year except Mondays the museum is closed.
(1,20€ for the citizens no European )
Plaza de las Veletas, 1, teléfono: 927 01 08 77
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