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Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum of Cordoba

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  • Sculptures in the interior courtyard of the Cordoba Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Turespaña

    Sculptures in the interior courtyard of the Cordoba Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Turespaña

  • Interior of the Cordoba Archaeology and Ethnography Museum ©Ministerio de Cultura

    Interior of the Cordoba Archaeology and Ethnography Museum ©Ministerio de Cultura

  

Category

Archaeological

Owner

State
Plaza Jerónimo Páez 7
14003 Córdoba
Cordoba, Andalusia

Telephone+34 957355517 - +34 957355525

Fax+34 957355534

E-mailmuseoarqueologicocordoba.ccul@juntadeandalucia.es

Websitehttp://www.juntadeandalucia.es/cultura/museos/

Gothic, Moorish and Mudejar

Set in a beautiful Renaissance palace, this museum is home to a major collection of Moorish objects, Roman sculptures and lead sarcophagi.

The museum is arranged over two floors and around several courtyards. It has an important collection dedicated to prehistory and local archaeology with items from Iberian, Roman and Visigoth cultures. Also of interest are Moorish, Mudejar, Gothic, and Renaissance pieces. The Iberian Lion of Nueva Carteya, the Roman sculpture of the God Mithra, and the Fawn of Medina Azahara are all outstanding pieces with great historic and artistic value.

The recent extension works in the museum have uncovered the largest theatre in Roman Hispania, which will be integrated into the visit.

Essential works

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  • Brazier. Cordoba Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Almohad brazier

    Of the 12 pieces found in the Plaza de Chirinos square in Cordoba, this one is in the best state of conservation.

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  • Font. Cordoba Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Almunia Alamiriya font basin

    This basin was found at the site of an old Muslim country house near Madinat al-Zahra, discovered in 1910 by Ricardo Velázquez Bosco. It has an interesting decoration with plant and animal motifs around the outside.

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  • Aphrodite crouching. Cordoba Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Aphrodite crouching

    This high-quality sculpture is an example of the importance of Roman Cordoba. It is the only Roman replica of its kind known in the Iberian Peninsula.

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  • Sculpture. Cordoba Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Iberian lion from Nueva Carteya

    It was found in the early 20th century during the construction works for a road between Montilla and Nueva Carteya, and highlights the importance of Iberian sculpture in the province of Cordoba.

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  • Idol. Cordoba Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Idol

    Cylindrical piece of marble with a type of iconographic representation from the Near East around the 4th millennium BC. It became very popular in southern Spain.

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  • Mask. Cordoba Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Mask of the god Pan

    A marble representation of the god Pan in the form of a theatre mask. This piece, of great technical precision, has appeared in various temporary exhibitions dedicated to Roman theatre.

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  • Mithras Tauroktonos.  Cordoba Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Mithras Tauroktonos

    The sculpture group Mithras Tautoktonos, the god of the Sun, is an exceptional figure because it is the only full representation of this deity and as a sculpture in the round known in the Iberian Peninsula.

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  • Mosaic of the Bacchanalian entourage. Cordoba Archaeology and Ethnography Museum ©Ministerio de Cultura

    Mosaic of the Bacchanalian Entourage

    This emblem or central theme of a mosaic which represents the followers of Bacchus is an example of mosaic art developed in Cordoba in times of the Roman Empire.

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  • Capital of the Musicians. Cordoba Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Capital of the Musicians

    Unique object that stands out because of its figurative decoration. The fact that its four sides are decorated with human figures leads us to situate this piece in a private space in the Caliphate of Cordoba.

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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

Does not close at midday

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

Does not close at midday

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Jul 01 to Aug 31

Tuesday to Sunday and Public holidays

Does not close at midday

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Rates

EU members: Free admission

General: €1,50

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