Castilla-La Mancha has an important network of museums. Each of them focuses on a different theme: history, gastronomy, literature, art ... Then, We show you some of the most interesting museums in Castilla-La Mancha. Can you come with us?
1. El Greco Museum, one of the best museums of Castilla-La ManchaEl Greco Museum - santiago lopez-pastor / Flickr.com
Located in Toledo, The El Greco Museum exhibits works by the famous painter. And it is that his relationship with the city of La Mancha was very close, because he produced most of his work in it. Some of the paintings that are exhibited in the museum are The Apostolate, View and plan of Toledo, The Redeemer or Saint Bernardine.
In the museum you can also see paintings and sculptures made by other renowned artists from the 16th to the 17th centuries. Among them, Luis Tristán or his son, Jorge Manuel. To do this you only have to pay a ticket of three euros, while on Saturdays after two in the afternoon access is completely free.Alcazar of Toledo - Matej Kastelic
The fortification, which is one of the greatest attractions of the capital of Castilla-La Mancha, houses inside the Army Museum, the result of the fusion of various military museums created between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In the he It tells the history of the Spanish Army through all kinds of representative objects.
In the center of Toledo, more specifically next to the cathedral, this museum is located. Here you can learn about the history and elaboration of the famous and authentic Manchego cheese. In addition, visitors have the opportunity to try it and buy it in the tasting room and in the store, respectively.Museum-House of Dulcinea del Toboso - Salvador García Bardón / Flickr.com
Also in the province of Toledo is the Museum-House of Dulcinea del Toboso, which, according to tradition, belonged to Mrs. Ana Martínez Zarco de Morales. She would serve as inspiration for the character of Dulcinea, who falls in love with Don Quixote in the top work of Miguel de Cervantes.
Also, the Museum-House of Dulcinea del Toboso It is an example of how the old houses of the La Mancha nobles and rich farmers. Inside, which is accessed after paying three euros, furniture, dependencies and popular utensils of the time are preserved.
The former is not the only one of the museums of Castilla-La Mancha dedicated to Don Quixote. In Ciudad Real there is a building with several rooms dedicated to the work, as one in which reproductions of Don Quijote, Sancho, the mistress, the niece are exposed ...; or the Cervantine library, with a deposit of 400 different editions of the famous book.Science Museum of Castilla-La Mancha - FRANCIS RAHER / Flickr.com
From Toledo we move to Cuenca to visit the Science Museum of Castilla-La Mancha. It occupies a set of old buildings in the city to which one of new construction has been added. In all of them it's about taking a journey from the past to the future, and from earth to heaven.
On the other hand, The most prominent space of the museum is the planetarium. It is a large dome that serves as a screen to project more than six thousand stars, planets and celestial objects. The room also offers an interesting visit as a whole through the history of astronomy.Cutlery Museum - Albacetense / Wikimedia Commons
Everyone knows that the best razors in the world are manufactured in Albacete. Hence the importance of this museum that It has a historical and geographical itinerary, which covers the history of cutlery in the province. Also, apart from seeing the different exhibitions, the museum allows you to participate in various educational activities.
8. Guadalajara Museum
The last of our museums in Castilla-La Mancha is important because It is the oldest provincial museum in Spain, since its origin dates back to 1838. However, its current headquarters, the impressive Palacio del Infantado, has been only since 1973.
Regarding the museum itself, this it houses numerous objects of great relevance of the movable cultural heritage of the province They are divided into three sections: archeology, fine arts and ethnography.
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