Art and culture 

Coria Museum

Personalities such as Father Bartolomé de las Casas or writers such as Pablo Neruda were crucial to the creation of a mixed culture

Location and Contact:

Convento de la Coria, Santa María, S/N
10200 Trujillo , Cáceres (Extremadura)

How to get to

Opening times

Weekends and public holidays:

11.30am-2pm.

  • Personalities such as Father Bartolomé de las Casas or writers such as Pablo Neruda were crucial to the creation of a mixed culture

    The Coria Museum is located in the former Convent of San Francisco el Real, also known as the Convent de la Coria, which was built in the 15th century for the Clarissa nuns. They abandoned it during the War of Independence and Xavier Salas recovered it in 1969; he restored it, made it the headquarters for his foundation and turned it into a museum.

    Located in the historic quarter of Trujillo, next to one of the gates to the city, the Coria Museum brings together what is most important about the relationship between Extremadura and Ibero-America, fruit of which the mixed culture was born.

    This museum is mostly made up of educational panels. Amongst the most outstanding items, the bust and reproduction of Francisco Pizarro's skull, donated by the University of Florida in 1986.

    One of the rooms is dedicated to people who were decisive in the new common culture. Father Bartolomé de las Casas, defender of the native Americans; Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz, Ruben Darío and Pablo Neruda, for their literary merit. It is one of the most interesting parts of the museum.

  • Origin:
  • 15th century
  • Construction:
  • Convent
  • Monastery
  • Walls
  • Period in history:
  • 15th century
  • Name:
  • Open museum
  • Private museum
  • Accessibility:

    • Admits guide dogs
    • Access ramps

    Services:

    • Conference Room

    Theme:

    • Art and culture

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