Museum of Almería

Almería, Spain

The Museum of Almería maintains the largest collection of archaeological remains in Almería. In 2006 the museum moved to a new building designed by Ignacio García Pedrosa and Ángela García de Paredes.

The permanent exhibition is located on the first and second floors of the building and they focus mainly on the hunters' and foragers' society. On the second floor, is a metal structure in the middle of the room called the Circle of Life. Surrounding it can be found materials that teach us about trade and war of the Millares society. There are also objects related to the daily life of the settlement. The Circle of Death display, with the support of a video projection, shadows and sound, demonstrates much about the collective use of the graves and the ritual sequence carried out with each new burial.

On the second floor is an interesting layout of consecutive walls progressing from the bottom to the top, with the intention of showing how the society lived on the hillsides through their terraced homes and landscapes, especially in Fuente-Álamo, Cuevas del Almanzora, Almería. The area includes small sub-rooms with glass cases containing big vessels, bronze weapons, silver and gold objects and ceramics among other remains.

On the third floor can be found a long term display which currently has a large collection of Roman and Andalusian pieces. Of note is the beautiful sculpture which is installed on a large fragment of mosaic. This is the god Bacchus, found in a Roman villa excavated in the town of Chirivel, in the northern part of Almería. In this room can also be found other objects related to the large Roman influence in the Iberian Peninsula, specifically in Almería. One can also appreciate here some Andalusian art which is represented by a large collection of Muslim tombstones, of which Almería was the leading production center. The big cube that occupies the center of the room holds cabinets inside which are dedicated to the caliphate and hold ceramics, toys, coins, and the like.

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Founded: 1934
Category: Museums in Spain

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Daniel Kmet (2 years ago)
Lovely well presented artifacts. Well worth a few hours visit tonlearn more about local history dating back millenia.
The Pilot (2 years ago)
Very interesting expo about human history in Iberia
TheLastCasul (2 years ago)
Small museum, can be visited un an hour. Most if the collection os from the neolithic archaeological sites in the province
Lucija pečnik (3 years ago)
Free entrance, informations in english, worth visiting
Barbara (3 years ago)
You need approximately two hours to check everything in the object. It's a modern and big museum with archeological exposition. Full of examples of burials and everyday life of people in past. In some moments informations are very brutal how life of our ancestors looked like but it's only an advantage.
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