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Albacete Museum

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  • View of the entrance to Albacete Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    View of the entrance to Albacete Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

  • Sculptures from Cerro de Los Santos. Albacete Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Sculptures from Cerro de Los Santos. Albacete Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

  • Room in Albacete Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Room in Albacete Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

  • 'Deer from Caudete' in one of the rooms in Albacete Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    'Deer from Caudete' in one of the rooms in Albacete Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

  

Category

Archaeological, Fine Arts

Owner

State
Parque Abelardo Sánchez s/n
02002 Albacete
Albacete, Castile-La Mancha

Telephone+34 967228307

E-mailmuseo-albacete@jccm.es

Websitehttp://www.patrimoniohistoricoclm.es/museo-de-albacete/

A journey into History

The museum takes us into the history and heritage of this city in Castile-la Mancha.

It has three very different sections: Archaeology, Fine Art and Ethnology. The first of these has items from the main Palaeolithic sites in the province. Special mention should be made of Iberian painting from Nerpio, Chinchilla de Monte-Aragón, Bienservida and Caudete. The Fine Art section is dedicated to contemporary art and offers an anthological vision of Benjamín Palencia's work. The Ethnology section, for its part, exhibits objects and utensils used by the inhabitants of this region in bygone times.

Essential works

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  • Benjamín Palencia. 'Portrait of Alberto'. Albacete Provincial Museum © De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

    Portrait of Alberto

    This is a key work of the School of Vallecas and the Spanish avant-garde of the pre-war period.

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  • Virgin Dolorosa. Albacete Provincial Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Virgin Dolorosa

    Bust by the prestigious sculptor Francisco Salzillo following a model which was habitual in this part of the 18th century.

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  • Benjamín Palencia. 'Cubist still life'. Albacete Provincial Museum © De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

    Cubist still life

    Avant-garde work by Benjamín Palencia which formed part of the 1925 “Exhibition of Iberian Artists”.

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  • Bottle. Albacete Provincial Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Jar

    This jar adorned with suns from Los Cuchillos is a rare example of ceramic with ornate decoration from the Bronze Age.

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  • Horseman No. 1 from Los Villares. Albacete Provincial Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Horseman No 1 from Los Villares

    This sculpture was commissioned to crown the tomb of an Iberian aristocrat with his own image.

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  • Horse from La Losa. Albacete Provincial Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Horse from La Losa

    This horse’s torso is one of the towering works of 5th-century Iberian statuary.

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  • Horse's head. Albacete Museum © Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

    Horse's head

    The head is an ex-voto, a votive offering to a divinity in exchange for some favour received; in this case thanks to drinking water with medicinal properties.

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  • Man's head. Albacete Museum © Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

    Man's head

    This is one of the finest of all the ex-votos (votive offerings) found in the shape of a head at Cerro de los Santos.

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  • Woman's terracotta head. Albacete Museum © Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

    Woman's terracotta head

    These female heads crowned with flowers and fruits were used as recipients for burning perfumes, and are frequently found in Iberian and Mediterranean places of worship.

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  • Boundary cross in Albacete. Albacete Provincial Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Boundary cross in Albacete

    This late Gothic sculpture dates from the last third of the 15th century. It stood on the old road to Valencia and has a distinct devotional purpose.

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Collections

The museum's collection is part of the collective catalogue of the Digital Network of Spanish Museum Collections (CERES), conceived as a space for dissemination which enables visitors to browse the various museum collections using the identifying features of each item (author, type of object, iconography, etc.).


Come and visit

Timetables

Jul 01 to Sep 17

Tuesday to Saturday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Sep 18 to Jun 30

Tuesday to Saturday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Rates

General: €3

Reduced: €1,50

ICOM members and associations: Free admission

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