Granada Archaeological and Ethnological Museum

Granada Archaeological and Ethnological Museum

Discover the marks that Iberians, Phoenicians, Romans, and Arabs have left in Granada on their chapiters, busts and daily life objects. A visit to this museum will take you on a journey through the history of Granada.

In the Carrera del Darro is the Casa de Castril, a beautiful Renaissance building of the 16th century that houses since 1923 the Archaeological and Ethnological Museum of Granada. This former manor house consists of two floors and a beautiful Moorish-style courtyard around which the museum rooms are located. Also, the Casa de Castril has one of the best Renaissance facades in the city.

The collection

  • Room I: the first room of the museum is focused on Prehistory. On display here are carved stone tools used for gathering and hunting, esparto sandals, a gold diadem, and even a hominid molar.
  • Room II: it houses objects of the settlers from the eastern Mediterranean: Phoenicians and Carthaginians. The room exhibits animal sculptures made by the Iberians, polychrome ceramics, and gold textiles.
  • Room III: the third room of the museum focuses on the presence of Romans and Arabs in Granada. Among the objects recovered from these periods is a sculpture of Venus, a bust of Gamínedes, a collection of capitals from al-Andalus, and the astrolabe of Ibn Zawal.

Interesting but few pieces

The Archaeological Museum of Granada collects pieces from various periods and covers several civilizations. While it may be very interesting to history buffs, we feel that the number of exhibits is a bit limited. If you have time to spare in Granada, we encourage you to visit it yourself and find out.

Schedule

From August 1 to August 31: Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm
From September 1 to June 30: Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm and Sundays from 9 am to 3 pm
Open on all public holidays
Monday: closed
Closed January 1 and 6, May 1 and December 24, 25 and 31

Price

Citizens of the European Union: free admission.
Citizens of other countries: 1.50 (US$ 1.50)

Transport

Bus: lines C1 and C2