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Guadalajara Museum

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  • Room in the Guadalajara Provincial Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Room in the Guadalajara Provincial Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

  • Alonso Cano. 'Virgin of the Milk', around 1659. Guadalajara Provincial Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Alonso Cano. 'Virgin of the Milk', around 1659. Guadalajara Provincial Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

  

Category

General

Owner

State
Plaza de los Caídos, s/n (Palacio del Infantado)
19001 Guadalajara
Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha

Telephone+34 949213301

Fax+34 949212773

E-mailmuseo-guadalajara@jccm.es

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

Art and discoveries

The museum offers an anthropological survey of the concepts of life, death and religiosity since Palaeolithic times to the 20th century.

The museum was founded in 1838, and is currently housed in the building of the Infantado Palace. Its permanent exhibition, entitled 'Tránsitos' ('Transits') combines the most important pieces from its archaeological, fine art and ethnographic collections, in an original display which highlights the different approaches to life, death and the idea of the afterlife of the various groups of humans that have inhabited Guadalajara throughout the centuries. Works by Alonso Cano, Ribera and La Roldana, in addition to Celtiberian and mediaeval remains, among others, illustrate the successive passage of different cultures through this province.

Essential works

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  • Apparition of the Virgin and Child to Saint Francis © Ministerio de Cultura

    Visitation of the Virgin and Child to Saint Francis

    The painting, the work of one of the most important 17th-century court painters, highlights his characteristic style and is validated with his signature.

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  • Mask © Ministerio de Cultura

    Botarga mask

    One of the typical elements of the botarga, a distinctive character associated with the traditional winter festivities in various parts of the region of Guadalajara.

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  • Leaf-shaped pendant © Ministerio de Cultura

    Leaf-shaped pendant

    This piece shows evidence of originality in its design and technique, with a naturalistic trend which can be seen in the depiction of the veins on both sides of the leaf.

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  • Beaker bowl © Ministerio de Cultura

    Beaker bowl

    One of the best conserved pieces of the Bell-Beaker culture, this was found as part of a collection of items in a group burial site.

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  • Sword with atrophied antennae © Ministerio de Cultura

    Sword with atrophied antennae

    This is one of the weapons recovered from the Celtiberian necropolises located in Guadalajara, and furnish key elements for the study of the Iron Age on the central plateau.

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  • Female figure © Ministerio de Cultura

    Female figure

    This is the work of the sculptor Zenon of Aphrodisias, the creator of the most important theatre in the Roman Empire at Aspendos. It is remarkable for the fine work made using the damp cloth technique overlaid with fabric on the model.

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  • Fragment of plasterwork © Ministerio de Cultura

    Plasterwork fragment

    This is an outstanding piece due to the quality of its Mudéjar-style ornamentation and its association with the mediaeval synagogue in the neighbourhood where it was found.

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  • Jesus' first steps © Ministerio de Cultura

    Jesus’ first steps

    This is one of the best conserved works by this artist from Seville, who was the court sculptor to two kings of Spain. This is a precursor of the nativity scenes that were to become popular throughout the 18th century.

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  • Pelaya: water jar © Ministerio de Cultura

    Pelaya: water jar

    One of the few containers which is not only useful, but is also designed to entertain by playing practical jokes.

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  • Baptismal font © Ministerio de Cultura

    Baptismal font

    This piece is one of the best examples of sculpted art from the Romanesque period in the province of Guadalajara.

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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

Jun 16 to Sep 16

Tuesday to Saturday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Sep 17 to Jun 15

Tuesday to Saturday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Closed 1, 6 January; Good Friday; 1 May; 12, 13 September; 24, 25, 31 December

Rates

Free admission


 

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