Provincial Archaeological Museum : Michelin's recommendations
The largest Archaeological Museum in Andalusia is set in an exceptional site, the Renaissance Palace of Páez, by Hernán Ruiz 16C. It contains works coming from the town and the whole province. Notice the facade with the original decor of pages, warriors and shields.. but the chalky stone has sadly suffered from the ravages of time. The visit is particularly pleasant. Everything is organised around elegant patios: on the ground floor are shown some prehistoric remains, Iberian (zoomorphic sculptures) and Visigothic. Around the patios, the Roman collection underlines the importance of Cordoba at that time: people sculpted in togas, bas-reliefs, sarcophaguses, mosaics, capitals, column tambours...The upper floor is devoted to Hispano-Muslim art : ceramics, bronzes (admire the cerf by Medina Azahara décorated with plant motifs and the little Mozarabic belfry by the Abbot Samson from the 10C), as well as an individual collection of well curbstones both Muslim and Mudejar. Amongst all the capitals the Musicians capital merits special attention with all the decapitated people!
- Address : pl. Jerónimo Páez 7 E - 14003 Córdoba14003Córdoba
- Phone : 957 35 55 17
- Prices : 1.50 €
Opening hours :
- daily except Mon 10am-8.30pm, Sun 10am-5pm