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Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. The Museum of the Antequera Town was created asefebo-museo-ciudad-antequera

“Municipal Archaeological Museum” in 1908 at the request of the archaeologist Rodrigo Amador de los Ríos. It was firstly installed in one of the lower corridors of the Municipal Palace where, for more than fifty years, an important collection of pieces with historical value, most of them from Roman time, were gathered. In 1966, by virtue of a Ministerial Order, it is created the Municipal Museum of Antequera and “a Board of Trustees is appointed to watch its establishment and development”. The Palace of Nájera, which was restored for that purpose, was the new place chosen for its installation. Finally, the new Museum was officially inaugurated on the 15th March 1972 by Don Juan Carlos and Doña Sofía who were Prince and Princess at the time.

The new Museum of the Antequera Town was inaugurated in 2011 after the najera1extension and improvement works in the old building. Thanks to these works, it has become one of the most import museums in the municipal sphere within the Andalusian Community. The remodelling, which has been financed by the Antequera Town Hall and the “Red de Ciudades Medias del Centro de Andalucía (Network of Middle Towns of the Middle of Andalusia) project sponsored by the Regional Ministry of Tourism, Commerce and Sport of the Andalucia Government, has implied an investment of around five million Euros, including both the building works and the installation of the museum exhibitions. The result of this extension and improvement is reflected in a building with five thousand square meters consisting of the historical Palace of Nájera plus two adjoining new buildings whose facades face the Coso Viejo square and the Nájera street.

At the Museum we can find a souvenir shop which is also used as a left-luggage office, information point, pieza-museo-ciudad-antequera-125x125ticketing service, audio guide service in five languages, auditorium with audiovisual projections, administrative offices, health services, rooms for temporary exhibitions, stores, restoration workshops and twenty permanent exhibitions rooms laid out in a chronological way from Prehistory to our times. The building is free of architectural barriers.

The twenty permanent exhibition rooms are the following:Imagen Web Turismo

  • Room I: Symbols of the Town.
  • Room II: Prehistory & Proto-History.
  • Room III: Rome (I). Monumental Columbarium of Acilia Plecusa (2nd Century A.C). Daily life and sculptural repertoire of the Roman Villas.
  • Room IV. Rome II. Efebo (Adonis) of Antequera (1st Century A.C).
  • Room V: Rome III. Roman epigraphic collection. Mosaic and wall painting.
  • Room VI: Rome IV. Epigraphic collection.
  • Room VII: Early Christian, Visigoth and Medieval Muslim.
  • Room VIII: Christian Medieval: from Medieval village to Renaissance town.
  • Room IX: Coffering Room. Saint Francisco, by Pedro de Mena.
  • Room X: Room of the painter Antonio Mohedano (16th-17th Centuries).
  • Room XI: Religious ornaments. Textiles and embroideries (16th-17th Centuries).
  • Room XII: Iconography of the Baroque Devotions.
  • Room XIII: Silverworks (15th-18th Centuries).
  • Room XIV: Small pieces of jewellery from the Marian images. (16th-19th Centuries).
  • Room XV: Baroque painting and sculpture. Pedro A. Bocanegra and Juan Correa.
  • Room XVI: Painting and sculpture of 19th and 20th Centuries (first half).
  • Room XVII: José María Fernández (I). Oil and pastel paintings.
  • Room XVIII: José María Fernández (II). Pastel and drawings.
  • Room XIV: Cristóbal Toral I.
  • Room XX: Cristóbal Toral II.

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