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Ciudad Real Museum

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  • Anancus arvernensis. Museum of Ciudad Real © Ministerio de Cultura

    Anancus arvernensis. Museum of Ciudad Real © Ministerio de Cultura

  • Iberian sphinx. Museum of Ciudad Real © Ministerio de Cultura

    Iberian sphinx. Museum of Ciudad Real © Ministerio de Cultura

  

Category

Archaeological

Owner

State
Calle Prado, 4
13001 Ciudad Real
Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha

Telephone+34 926226896

Fax+34 926255304

E-mailmuseo-creal@jccm.es

Websitehttp://www.ciudadreal.es/la-ciudad/cultura/museos/museo-provincial.html

Archaeology and painting

It has an extensive, important archaeological collection which dates from the Palaeolithic to the Modern Age, and includes Iberian remains from the Alarcos hill site, Roman mosaics from Alcázar de San Juan and the door from the old Ciudad Real synagogue. The Natural Sciences section has fossil remains that are about three million years old, found in the paleontological excavation in a volcanic area such as the Las Higueruelas site.

Essential works

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  • Anancus arvernensis. Ciudad Real Provincial Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Anancus arvernensis

    Anancus arvernensis is the last representative of the mastodons and this specimen is the most spectacular of the fossils found at the site of Las Higuerelas (Ciudad Real).

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  • Ring-seal. Ciudad Real Provincial Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Ring-seal

    This is an exceptional piece due both to the quality of the gold used, and its oriental-style decoration.

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  • Dish from Alarcos. Ciudad Real Provincial Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Dish from Alarcos

    The symbology of the decoration of this dish (found at the Alarcos archaeological site) appears to be related to the submission of Muslim believers to their god, Allah.

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  • Chalcolithic beads. Ciudad Real Provincial Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Chalcolithic beads

    The discovery of these pendants indicates the existence of a crafts workshop which used materials such as bone and shell, a widespread practice in prehistoric times.

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  • Iberian sphinx. Ciudad Real Provincial Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Iberian sphynx

    The discovery of this sphinx at the Alarcos archaeological site is an example of the spread of Andalusian culture towards the south of the central plateau.

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  • Late Bronze Era sword. Ciudad Real Provincial Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Late Bronze Era sword

    The typology of the examples found at the Puertollano site to which this item belongs, and their parallels on the Pensinsula, suggest the existence of a local workshop.

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  • Stele from La Bienvenida III. Ciudad Real Provincial Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Stele from La Bienvenida III

    The discovery of this stele, along with others such as the steles from Chillón and Aldea del Rey, demonstrate the importance of the area around the province of Ciudad Real in the Late Bronze Age.

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  • Glass jug. Ciudad Real Provincial Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Glass jug

    The glass jugs found in Calatrava La Vieja are the most outstanding pieces not only of Almohad glassware, but of all the glassware found in Al-Andalus.

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  • Gold coin from the reign of Alfonso VIII. Ciudad Real Provincial Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Gold coin from the reign of Alfonso VIII

    This is an example of the gold coins issued by Alfonso VIII taking as his model the dinar introduced by the Almoravids.

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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

Sep 01 to Jun 30

Tuesday to Saturday and Public holidays

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Sunday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Jul 01 to Aug 31

Tuesday to Sunday

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Rates

General: €3

Reduced: €1,50

Children: Free admission

Disabled persons: Free admission

ICOM members and associations: Free admission

Free admission

Wednesday

Free admission: Saturday afternoons, Sunday mornings.

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