Provincial Museum of Cuenca!

I have several posts on sentimental Cuenca in my blog. This one is an older post that I like to break down into each individual museum with a post of its own rather than one all post as before. I feel that on one of my favorite cities in Spain is worth it to tell you about their museums we like in a bit more details on each. So, therefore, here are my version of the Provincial Museum of  Cuenca, in Castilla La Mancha autonomous community! Hope you enjoy them as I.

The Museo Provincial de Cuenca museum is located in the Casa del Curato in the San Martín neighborhood, it is a space created to deepen the history, traditions and culture of the province of Cuenca. Inaugurated in 1974, it has three sections: Archeology, Ethnology and Fine Arts. It’s numismatic collection is also remarkable.  Each floor of the building shows a different historical period, the first is reserved for archaeological discoveries of prehistory and the second shows the passage of the Romans through the province. Finally, the third floor covers the period from the fall of the Roman Empire to the 18C.


The breakdown is as follows:

Ground floor (1fl US): It is dedicated to Prehistory, from the Paleolithic to the Iron Age. The findings of the Verdelpino shelter (Valdecabras) stand out, which is a very significant deposit of the Neolithic peninsular. Of the Bronze Age  the idol of Chillarón and the sword of Carboneras stand out, whereas of the Iron Age  a model of the deposit of the source of the Mota is exposed , and diverse findings of the necropolis of the Hill of the Virgin.

First floor (2fl US): It is dedicated to the Roman world, being of special interest the three rooms dedicated to the three main Roman cities of the province of Cuenca: Segóbriga, Ercávica and Valeria. In them, in addition to a good number of materials found in the sites, you can see how a Roman city was born, how its public and private spaces are and what activities were developed in them. Also worth mentioning is the statue of Lucio César, executed in marble.

Second floor (3fl US): Rests from the 3C to the 18C are exhibited and the countryside of the Roman world and the traces left by the Visigoths, the Arabs and the later Christian settlers in the territory of Cuenca can be seen through the exposed materials.

The Cuenca province tourist office on the museum

The Cuenca tourist office on the museum

The Cultural house of Castilla La Mancha on the museum of Cuenca

The Castilla La Mancha regional tourist office on the museum :

There you go folks, a nice museum to see in lovely Cuenca Unesco heritage site and very quant,nice, as a typical Castilian town should be. Enjoy the Provincial Museum of Cuenca !

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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