Archaeological Museum of Granada

 
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The Archaeological and Ethnological Museum of Granada is located in the Castril House, a splendid Renaissance manor house from the 16th century. The origin of the museum dates back to the 19th century, when it was the home of the famous painter Manuel Gómez-Moreno González, who collected valuable archaeological pieces.

The mansion, originally from 1539, has splendid and impressive architecture, not only in terms of the extension of its spaces but also with respect to its concept and design – the work of Sebastián Alcántara, who was an outstanding disciple of the famous master Diego de Siloé.

In 1917, the Castril House was acquired from the heirs of the famous Arabist Leopoldo Eguilaz y Yanguas with the aim of converting it into a museum. In 1946, the immense artistic collection became part of the Palace of Charles V as an independent museum institution. Later, in 1984, it fell under the administration of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Andalusia.

After a lengthy renovation and restoration that lasted from 2010 to 2018, the Archaeological and Ethnological Museum reopened on International Museum Day, May 18, 2018.

The museum’s immense collection is divided into two areas around a splendid and beautiful Renaissance-style courtyard. This collection includes a series of artifacts, relics and archaeological finds from the Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods.

Among the many items of incalculable historical, archaeological and artistic value are Iberian, Roman, Phoenician and Arab artifacts considered among the most valuable in Granada.
   
 
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