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Zaragoza Museum

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  • Zaragoza Museum © Turespaña

    Zaragoza Museum © Turespaña

  • Room in the Zaragoza Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Room in the Zaragoza Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

  

Category

Archaeological, Fine Arts, Ethnography and anthropology

Owner

State
Plaza de los Sitios 6
50001 Zaragoza
Zaragoza, Aragon

Telephone+34 976222181

E-mailmuseoza@aragon.es

Websitehttp://www.museodezaragoza.es/

The history of the province

The museum has a major collection of pieces from different artistic periods.

The old pavilion of the 1908 Universal Expo is the setting for this museum, which is divided into two large sections: Archaeology and Fine Art. In the first you can find objects that go from prehistory through to the Moorish period. Worthy of special mention are various bronze plaques with Iberian and Latin inscriptions, a head of Augustus from Tarazona, and archaeological remains from Aljafería Palace. In the Fine Art section, there are works from the 12th century to the contemporary period, with an especially outstanding ensemble of Gothic painting, and numerous canvasses by Francisco de Goya. The museum has two additional sections, located in Primo de Rivera Park: Albarracín House, which is home to the Ceramics section, and Ansotana House, dedicated to Ethnology.

Essential works

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  • 'Hannibal the Conqueror, viewing Italy from the Alps for the first time'. Zaragoza Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Hannibal the Conqueror, viewing Italy from the Alps for the first time

    A work which won Goya an honourable mention from the Parma Academy of Fine Arts.

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  • 'Aveugle enleve sur les cornes du taureau; Barbara dibersion; Dios se lo pague a vsted'. Zaragoza Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Aveugle enleve sur les cornes du taureau; Barbara dibersion; Dios se lo pague a vsted

    Print of an etching by Goya that belongs to the first edition by Delâtre, published by the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, in 1867.

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  • Bust of Augustus. Zaragoza Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Bust of Augustus

    A sublime portrait of the first Roman emperor. It concentrates the essence of what is known as the propaganda of imperial power.

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  • The guardian angel of Saragossa. Zaragoza Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Guardian Angel of Saragossa.

    A sculptural piece in polychrome alabaster showing a guardian angel identified as the protective patron of the city of Saragossa.

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  • 'The Lady of Fuentes'. Zaragoza Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    The Lady of Fuentes

    A highly artistic statue interpreted as an anthropomorphic representation of Victoria.

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  • 'La letra con sangre entra'. Zaragoza Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Spare the rod and spoil the child

    An essential work of art for understanding Goya's chronological evolution. It provides a critical and caustic view of Aragón and, by extension, of the education system of the time.

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  • ‘Mosaic of Orpheus.’ Zaragoza Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Mosaic of Orpheus

    An example of the exquisite decorative taste and wealth of high society in the ancient Caesar Augusta city (Saragossa).

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  • Altarpiece of the Virgin with Child. Zaragoza Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Altarpiece of the Virgin with Child

    A classical altarpiece mixing Italian and Nordic styles. It is the work of the most important painter in the Aragonese Renaissance.

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  • 'Portrait of Alfonso V, King of Aragon'. Zaragoza Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Portrait of Alfonso V, King of Aragon

    A portrait of Alfonso V which includes Flemish influences, uses vibrant colours from Raphael and is inspired by the classical world.

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  • “Portrait of Ferdinand VII”. Zaragoza Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Portrait of Ferdinand VII

    An extraordinary painting that shows Goya’s work as a portrait artist. The subject’s character is depicted through the objects we see in the scene.

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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

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

Check the website for information on opening times

 

Rates

Free admission

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