(Salamanca, Castilla y León, Spain)
Museums in Salamanca are plentiful and many celebrate the area's important history and past events, with many local artefacts, such as the San Esteban Museum (Museo de San Esteban). One of the most popular cultural offerings in the whole of Salamanca, a visit to the Art Nouveau and Art Déco Museum (Museo Art Nouveau y Art Déco) will not disappoint, containing more than 2,500 well-presented exhibits.
Other popular museums in Salamanca include the Castille and Leon Film Library (Filmoteca de Castilla y León) and also the Freemasons' Lodge (Logia de Masones).
Art Nouveau and Art Déco Museum (Museo Art Nouveau y Art Déco)
Address: Gibraltar, 14, Salamanca, 37008, Spain
Tel: +34 923 12 1425
Home to an outstanding collection of modernist works of art, including stunning Fabergé jewels, Lalique glassware, ceramics, paintings and more, the Art Nouveau and Art Déco Museum is not to be missed. This popular venue is also known for its eye-catching 20th-century architecture.
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday - 11:00 to 14:00, 17:00 to 21:00; Saturday and Sunday - 11:00 to 21:00
San Esteban Museum (Museo de San Esteban)
Address: Convento de San Esteban, Plaza del Concilio de Trento, Salamanca, 37001, Spain
Tel: +34 923 21 5000
San Esteban Museum is a true jewel amongst the city's most notable historical buildings, being housed in the famous Convento de San Esteban. Featuring a wealth of religious treasures, highlights here include gold and silver ornaments, old paintings, local relics and an ancient bible.
Open hours: March to October, Tuesday to Saturday - 09:00 to 13:30. 16:00 to 20:00; Sunday - 09:30 to 13:30; November to February, daily - 09:00 to 13:30, 16:00 to 18:00
Castille and Leon Film Library (Filmoteca de Castilla y León)
Address: Gonzala Santana, 1, Salamanca, 37001, Spain
Tel: +34 923 21 2516
Full of movie memorabilia and all things cinematic, Salamanca's Castille and Leon Film Library can be found in the city centre. Famous for its collection of 'Fascinating Devices' (Artilugios Para Fascinar), the library offers regular film screenings, an extensive collection of books, many movie photographs and interactive exhibits.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 11:00 to 14:00, 17:00 to 20:00; Saturday and Sunday - 11:00 to 14:00
Freemasons' Lodge Museum (Logia de Masones)
Address: Gibraltar, 2, Salamanca, 37008, Spain
Situated together with the city's National Historical Archives, in the Barrio Antiguo region, the Freemasons' Lodge is a particularly unique museum. With many important artefacts and items related to the Spanish Civil war in the late 1930s, the lodge also features memorabilia from when it was used as the Masonic lodge.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 14:00