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ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM OF VALENCIA DE ALCÁNTARA

The ethnographic museum is located next to the Tourist Office.

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Location and Contact:

Plaza de Gregorio Bravo, s/n
10500 Valencia de Alcántara , Cáceres (Extremadura)

How to get to

Opening times

Tuesday to Friday 10am-2pm and 4pm-6.30pm (winter) and 5pm-7.30pm (summer, except July, closed).
Monday, Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm.

Fee

Free.

  • The ethnographic museum is located next to the Tourist Office.

    Housed in the upper gallery of the old Poor Clares convent of Santa Ana, which was reformed as a school in 1928 (the cells were turned into classrooms), the Ethnographic Museum and Tourist Office was opened on 31 October 2008.

    It has 8 rooms: the first room pays homage to the days when the convent was a school, the Colegio General Navarro y Alonso de Celada, and includes photographs, school material, books and documents from its inauguration or courtesy of the school board.

    Another room comprises a local printer’s, Imprenta Ávila, with materials and machines courtesy of the descendants of their owners.

    Room 3: Room 1 showcases the traditional festivals held in Valencia de Alcántara:  Los Mayos, the May Cross and the Day of Saint Isodore the Labourer, and includes regional costumes and instruments used in such festivities.

    Room 4 is devoted to traditional cooking and to a cocina de matanza, where pork was processed after slaughter, with utensils and tools courtesy of locals.

    Room 5 celebrates ancient crafts, especially farming, but also a forge and a carpentry workshop. All materials were kindly donated by locals.

    Room 6 represents a bedroom and sewing room in a typical early 20th century house.

    Room 7 includes a sample of posters from the Town Archive and old photographs of cultural events and festivities in the town in the first half of the 20th century.

    Room 8 represent a cinema with the materials of the old Luis Rivera Cinema, courtesy of its owner.

  • Construction:
  • Public building
  • Name:
  • Local museum
  • Accessibility:

    • Disabled access
    • Accessible elevator
    • Toilet with disabled access

    Theme:

    • Leisure

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