Museums in Spain

Municipal Archaeological Museum of Cartagena

The Municipal Archaeological Museum of Cartagena is the institution dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, study and exhibition of objects related to archeology in the municipality of Cartagena. Founded in 194 , the museum brought together the old collections in an old building in the Plaza de Juan XXIII, especially epigraphic ones, which were already in the possession of the city council since the 16th and 17th cent ...
Founded: 1943 | Location: Cartagena, Spain

Encartaciones Museum

The Encartaciones Museum is a Basque museum that aims to promote the study, research and dissemination of all the cultural aspects that make up the Las Encartaciones region.  With the modernization of political structures at the beginning of the 16th century, new needs also appeared, such as the creation of a fixed and closed space that would allow the Meetings to be held conveniently. This led to the construction of a ...
Founded: 1994 | Location: Sopuerta, Spain

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Medieval Walls of Avila

The city walls of Avila were built in the 11th century to protect the citizens from the Moors. They have been well maintained throughout the centuries and are now a major tourist attraction as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can walk around about half of the length of the walls.

The layout of the city is an even quadrilateral with a perimeter of 2,516 m. Its walls, which consist in part of stones already used in earlier constructions, have an average thickness of 3 m. Access to the city is afforded by nine gates of different periods; twin 20 m high towers, linked by a semi-circular arch, flank the oldest ones, Puerta de San Vicente and Puerta del Alcázar.