Granada

Spain



Address:
c/ Pavaneras, 19.
Spain
18009
Phone: +34 958 57 54 66
Fax: +34 958 57 54 68
Website: www.museosdeandalucia.es

Casa De Los Tiros Museum

The museum was inaugurated in 1929 after the lengthy lawsuit regarding the Generalife concluded. In the agreement, the State recovered the estates of the Generalife and received, as a donation, the Casa de los Tiros, which is located at the entrance to one of the most unique areas in the city, the "Realejo". The first tourist information office is located in this building, and the other rooms are dedicated to the development of a graphic museum of the history of Granada, very much in line with the local museums which were being set up around this time in Spain. The promoter or architect of this first museological and museographical project was Antonio Gallego Burín, who managed to gather together a significant collection of objects with a Granada theme. These objects were organised by environmentally recreating history in a chronological sequence which was begun in the 16th century and ended in the 20th century.

The selection criteria for the objects displayed a profound sense of the future, because efforts were focused on recovering drawings, engravings, lithographs, photographs, drawings, pieces of local craftsmanship such as earthenware, streetlamps, fabrics, etc. Bibliographical objects with a Granada theme, travel documents, series of publications, pamphlets etc. were also collected. This significant effort to organise the Museum was completed with the collection, through purchase or donation, of private archives from individuals who were of note in the cultural life of Granada. Gallego Burín would also donate his personal archives to this museum.

In the layout of the Casa de los Tiros Museum from 1929, there are several halls of speci... [ Read all ]


 Permanent Collection Highlights (8)

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Permanent Collection

The collection was begun a little before 1929, once it was decided to create a museum dedicated to the history of the city. From this point on, the museum''s first director, Antonio Gallego Burín, received the funding of the Comisaría Regia de Turismo, on which the museum depended to acquire noteworthy pieces which filled the previously designed space.

In order to do so, it was necessary to resort to the direct purchase from antique shops and the purchase of some private objects, such as those of the writer and journalist, Francisco de Paula Valladar. With time, other works came to the museum as a result of individual donations, which enriched both the museum collection and the library, focusing on the history of Granada, and its newspaper library, which gathers together press from Granada from the 18th century to date.

Among these contributions, the following are worth special mention: the legacy of the writer, Melchor Fernández Almagro, which includes a rich collection of letters, notably his correspondence with his friend Federico García Lorca; the donations by Antonio Gallego Morell, about




Cost

Tickets
European Union citizens, providing proof of nationality, free.
Other Countries: 1. 50 euros.


Opening hours

Opening times
Monday: closed.
Tuesday: 14.30 to 20.30 .
Wednesday to Saturday: 9.00 to 20.30 .
Sunday: 9.00 to 14.30.
Open on public holidays from 9.00 a 20.30


24 and 31 December: closed

The Museum will closed on the following public holidays:
- 1 and 6 January.
- 25 March.
- 1 and 26 May.
- 15 September.
- 1 November.
- 6 and 25 December.

The Museum will open on the following holidays:
- 2 January.
- 28 February.
- 24 March.
- 12 October.
- 8 December.

Researchers: Monday to Friday, from 10.00 to 14.00 and 16.00 to 20.00.


Getting there

Access to the museum and temporary exhibition hall
c/ Pavaneras, 19.
18009 Granada

Access to research service
c/ Cementerio de Santa Escolástica, 3.
18009 Granada

Telephone Numbers
0034 958 57 54 66 -
Fax:0034 958 57 54 68 Shop:0034 958 22 31 45


Public Transport
Urban bus services: Number 23 at the main entrance of the museum.
Numbers 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 31, 32, 33 and C; bus stop in Gran Vía.
Numbers 31 and 32; bus stop in Plaza Nueva.
Taxi rank: Plaza Nueva.
Bus Station for inter-city buses: Granada Station.
Train Station: Granada Station.


Facilities

Services
There is a museum shop that has a wide range of articles and publications for sale.

Library
Specialising in Granada-related subject areas, especially those publications from the 19th century.

Archive
The museum has a collection of documentary works including the archives of the writers and journalists, Francisco de Paula Valladar y Serrano, Melchor Fernández Almagro,


Museum internal and external photos (3)

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