Cave-home Ethnographic Museum (Cueva Museo Etnográfico)


At Cuevas del Almanzora there are prehistoric caves dated at fifty thousand and a hundred thousand years, although most important studies focused on five-thousand-year-old caves.They were also inhabited by Arabs and have never stopped being used since then. At the beginning of the 20th century fewer than one thousand caves were inhabited. Here you can see the way of life in a dwelling from the mid-20th century with all significant household utensils. It seeks to establish itself as an Ethnographic Museum which presents didactically our ancestors times which are part of our cultural heritage.


AMC Art Museum


Antonio Manuel Campoy (AMC) was born on 16 November 1924 in Cuevas del Almanzora. He graduated in Philosophy and Arts and Broadcasting Engineering. He followed very closely the contemporary artistic movements and became a great art collector. He is the author of a great number of art publications, art catalogues and art articles and published regularly art reviews in the ABC newspaper. Among his works we can highlight:"Museo del Prado", "Diccionario Crítico del Arte Español Contemporáneo", "Vida y Obra de Velázquez" and "Vida y Obra de Murillo".

The museum has several collections; among this we can highlight the paintings, with 400 works of important contemporary painters such as Picasso, Solana, Miró, Pedro Bueno, Tapies, Revello de Toro, Vela Zanetti, Cristóbal Toral, Matías Quetglas, César Enrique, Barceló, Benjamín Palencia, Álvaro Delgado, Lapayese, Clave or Redondela.



"José María Álvarez de Sotomayor" Museum


Located in Casa Figueras, next to the square which is named after the poet, the “José María Álvarez de Sotomayor” Museum was opened to the public on 15 December 2007. Most of the works and materials in the Museum date from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries José María Álvarez de Sotomayor Museum has four permanent exhibition rooms where the poet's work environment is recreated, using furniture from his own office, living room, bedroom and library.

There are also over 200 literary works from the 18th and 19th centuries from Sotomayor's personal library, and some of the poet's pictures, etchings and paintings. His original manuscripts, his journal and his will stand out among all his works and his collection.

His fascination with the Arab world has inspired a part of the museum, where a replica of the flag he invented is displayed, as well as many mosaics that were used to adorn his houses in Cuevas. A bust of the poet can also be seen at the museum.



Archaeological Museum


Fuente Álamo: a prehistoric site of El Argar culture. The Prehistory of the Iberian Peninsula is known worldwide for different cultural stages of great interest in order to make up history of the Old World. It is renowned for its Palaeolithic hunters (hominid sites, caves with paintings...), Neolithic peasant villages and the exploitation of minerals which lead to the trade of metal objects.

This latter period is the Bronze Age, which is known as “Argar Culture” in the South-East Iberian Peninsula. Fuente Álamo Archaeological Museum in Cuevas del Almanzora is dedicated to one of the most important sites of this prehistoric period.

The tour through the different rooms depicts the territory, settlement, life and death of the people who lived in this land for more than 600 years (from 4000 3300 B.C.).



Goya Hall (Sala Goya)


The Goya Hall in Cuevas del Almanzora is the only Andalusian museum which hosts a permanent exhibition dedicated to Goya’s etchings. Respecting the wish of Antonio Manuel Campoy, this hall was opened to the public on 11 June 2007 in cooperation with the Antonio Manuel Campoy Association and the Town Hall. Two ranges of etchings are exhibited: Los Proverbios or Los Disparates and Tauromaquia.



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