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Avila Attractions - Part II

The Deane’s Palace is another interesting landmark in Avila. It was built in the 16th century and it’s considered one of the most important buildings in the city. The Deane’s palace is now the provincial museum where visitors can see plenty of archeological items. There are three sections in the museum where the archeological pieces are exhibited.

The first section contains traditional art that represents the ancient rural culture, the second one show us a large number of pieces and things that are related to the 19th century and in the most important room, the third one, tourists can find mosaics, monumental inscriptions and animal figures from part of middles ages and the Modern Age. In addition, Avila has other museums throughout the city including the following:

Museo Catedralicio de Avila

This museum is one of the most beautiful buildings in Avila because it has a gothic style. The museum is located exactly between Salas del Tesoro, Capilla del Cardenal and Salas de los Cantorales in the cathedral’s main square. Tourists can find many works and master pieces made by important artists such as Pedro de Mena, Juan Carrion, Juan de Arfe and Fernando Gallego.

The Bee Museum

In this interesting museum, people can watch important aspects about the bees’ life cycles, such as their reproduction, feeding and alimentation. In addition, visitors can eat honey and other sweet products. The museum is located in Del Coladillo Street.

Museo de Arte Oriental de Avila

There is a singular museum located in summer palace of Isabel the Catholic. We are talking about the Oriental Art Museum of Avila (Museo de Arte Oriental de Avila). This Museum possesses ethnographic and religious items from China, Japan and Vietnam.

Saint Theresa Museum

Located in the convent of Carmelitas in Santa Ana Square, this museum is highly appreciated by many catholic Christians around the area. Initially this place was a church and then it became a crypt. However, it was opened in 1999 as a museum. The museum has two important areas. The first one is below the church and the second one is located below the convent and the cloister.

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