The Provincial Museum is housed in the building known as HOUSE OF THE COMMUNITY, former palace headquarters of the Community of Teruel and its villages, which was built in the second half of the sixteenth century. It is a large stone building with stone façade topped by an arcade of fifteen bays and on it a graceful Doric columns forming lodge, as a whole, one of the most beautiful and noble examples of Aragonese Renaissance, and without Hands down the best of the city of Teruel.
During the nineteenth century the building underwent various vicissitudes and successive sales to become private property. The County Council is aware of the value not only monumental but the building is historic for the city of Teruel, agreed to purchase in session April 26, 1973, to be earmarked to host its Provincial Museum. By Decree of February 14, 1974 was declared a Historic and Artistic Interest still, as of this moment, restored at the expense of the Department of Fine Arts and the Provincial own, scrupulously respecting its original bill and to its former excellence . It was opened on March 2, 1987.
The building has four floors (the first divided into ground floor and mezzanine) and the stables, of perfect trace and masonry vaults, which retain intact their cribs. The Museum is designed basically to house collections of ethnography, prehistory and archeology.
The museum, along with a wide research activity, organizes lecture series, exhibitions, and other outreach activities. It has a specialized library and study rooms that enable researchers to study collections of the Museum. Additional facilities include survey and mapping files, and documentation center that provides all kinds of information to researchers and scholars. The facilities include a temporary exhibition hall, a restoration workshop and photographic laboratory.
Plaza Fray Anselmo Polanco, s/n.
Apartado de Correos, 119
Telf: 978 600150
Fax: 978 602832
Entrance fee: Free
Tuesday to Friday: 10 am to 14 pm.; 16 h. to 19 h.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 h. to 14 h.
Teaching materials and arranged visits to school
Guided tours for groups
If you want Ample your information on Aragon you can begin crossing some Monasteries, o 40 Castles another interesting route is the Mudejar, Patrimony of the Humanity, also you can extend your cultural knowledge on Aragón examining its municipal and institutional heraldy without forgetting, of course, some of its emblematicas figures as San George Pattern of Aragon or its personages I illustrate adding to these data a minimum crossed by its history o some books.
The information will not be complete without a stroll by its three provinces: Zaragoza, Teruel and Huesca and ours varied Regions, with shutdown in some of its spectacular landscapes like Ordesa or the Moncayo or by opposition in the valle of the Ebro.
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