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Ourense Province Archaeological Museum

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  • Room in the Ourense Archaeology Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Room in the Ourense Archaeology Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

  • Cloister in the Ourense Archaeology Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Cloister in the Ourense Archaeology Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

  

Category

Archaeological

Owner

State
Plaza Maior, s/n.
32005 Orense
Ourense, Galicia

Telephone+34 988788439

Fax+34 988788450

E-mailmapour@xunta.es

Websitehttp://www.musarqourense.xunta.es/es/

History in sculptures

The museum is located in the former Episcopal Palace of Ourense, dating from the 12th century.

It contains items dating from the Palaeolithic period to the present day. The collections of objects from the prehistoric period, fortified Iron-Age settlements and the Roman era are particularly interesting. The most important section explores the Iron-Age hill forts and features an original collection of stone sculptures and warriors. Also worth noting are the funerary offerings from megalithic tombs and a selection of Renaissance and Baroque sculptures.
The museum premises are currently undergoing refurbishment, and the exhibition spaces are closed. However, the San Francisco exhibition room is hosting the exhibition entitled 'Sculpture anthology', focusing on the sculpture series and certain key elements of this museum, such as the figures known as the 'guerreiros galaicos' and Renaissance sculpture.

Essential works

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  • The altar of Calpurnia Abana Aebosus. Ourense Provincial Archaeology Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    The altar of Calpurnia Abana Aebosus

    Altar dedicated to the nymphs by Calpurnia Abana Aebosus, the first known woman with a Roman name and Galician origin.

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  • Praying Knight of Beade. Ourense Provincial Archaeology Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Praying Knight of Beade

    An exceptional work by Francisco de Moure, representing a knight from the Order of Malta. It is an unusual composition in Spanish sculpture at the time of Philip III.

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  • Head of Rubiás. Ourense Provincial Archaeology Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Head of Rubiás

    It is one of the unique examples of "castreño" (military) art. It is especially attractive because of its shapes and strong expressiveness.

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  • Capital with Christ washing the disciples' feet. Ourense Provincial Archaeology Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Capital with Christ washing the disciples' feet

    Relevant item because it follows the "Ourense style", created by foreign sculptors from the Claustra Nova cloister in Ourense Cathedral. This style lasted a long time and it was extended all over Galicia in the 14th century.

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  • Dionysus and Ampelos. Ourense Provincial Archaeology Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Dionysus and Ampelos

    A marble sculpture, one of the most interesting examples of provincial Roman art in the northwest of the Peninsula.

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  • Armea warrior. Ourense Provincial Archaeology Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Armea Warrior

    The sculptures known as "Galician warriors" are marching male figures, armed and adorned with very attractive and visually striking prestigious jewels.

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  • Inmaculada by Juan de Juni. Ourense Provincial Archaeology Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Inmaculada by Juan de Juni

    This image, one of the artistic gems of the museum, brought about the direct influence of Castilian sculpture of the time, thanks to the important artist Juan de Juni.

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  • Mercury of San Salvador de Seiró. Ourense Provincial Archaeology Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Mercury of San Salvador de Seiró

    It is an item of exceptional quality, completely Roman, closely linked to the religious and official expressions of the empire.

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  • Amiadoso Plaque. Ourense Provincial Archaeology Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Amiadoso Plaque

    This item is surprising because all the faces are decorated as a result of being used in two different moments in history.

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  • 'Tabula' of Castromao. Ourense Provincial Archaeology Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    "Tabula" of Castromao

    An extraordinarily important item for the study of social organisation and the Romanisation process in the northwest of the Peninsula.

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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 01 to Sep 15

Tuesday to Sunday

9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

3:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Closing days: Monday and Public holidays

Sep 16 to May 31

Tuesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Rates

Free admission

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