Zaragoza Museum: from prehistory to the present day

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Posted July 1, 2016 by zaragozaturismo in Culture

You have a lot to see in the oldest and largest museum of the city: the Museum of Zaragoza. It opened to the public in 1848 but it was not until 1910 when it stood in the plaza de Los Sitios, its location nowadays. Inside the museum we find works from prehistoric times to the present day. Archaeological remains, paintings, sculptures

Goya paintings

Goya paintings

It occupies one of the buildings made for the Spanish-French exhibiion of 1908 commemoration of the centenary of Los Sitios (the sieges). The building was designed by the architect Ricardo Magdalena in a neo-Renaissance style. At the entrance, above the main door, there are three Carlos Palao’s sculptures which represent sculpture, painting and architecture. Since 1962, the building is considered as historic-artistic monument.

It has several thematic sections. One of archaeology with dated pieces in about the year 100,000 BC throughout Aragon, passing by the Iberian, celtiberian and Roman Caesaraugusta. Another fine arts, with a room dedicated to Goya, paintings of the 19th and 20th centuries, Renaissance sculptures and a room of oriental art.

Oriental art

Oriental art

Also in the Park José Antonio Labordeta Museum has two museums in a few unique buildings that recall the Pyrenean and Teruel architecture, hosting the etnologiay and the ceramics section respectively. The Museum opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 14 hours and from 17 to 20. Free entry.

A ‘must-see-um‘ in your visit of Zaragoza!


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