Archaeological Museum of Galera

Archaeological Museum of Galera

The Museum of Galera, inaugurated in July 2001, is actually housed in what is the old chapel of the Convent of the Nuns of Christ the Lord.

The museum exhibition areas are comprised of three rooms: the first floor, ground floor and bodega. A tour of these rooms takes visitors on a chronological tour from the Copper Age up to our most recent past.

  • First Floor:

– Start of the museum visit.

– Analysis of the evolution of the landscape over last 4,000 years.

– Copper Age and Bronze Age (Argaric Culture). This room displays the partially mummified remains from grave 121 of the Castellón Alto Archeaological Site, known as ‘the Galera Mummy.’

  • Ground Floor:

– Archaeological research.

– Bronze Age (End).

– Iberian Culture. This room holds a replica of the ‘Diosa de Galera,’ or Lady of Galera, which   is an alabaster sculptor of a fertility goddess that had been imported from Phoenicia.

– Roman Period.

– Medieval Period.

– Numismatics Area with Iberian, Roman and Medieval coins.

  • Bodega:

– Wine making.

– Esparto grass and hemp.

– Cave dwellings.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Galera Archeaological Museum

C/ San Marcos, 9 (Old Convent)

18840  Galera (Granada)

Tel.: 958 739276 / 696829388 / 605915393

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Sunday:

– From 1/09 to 31/05, 11am to 1pm and 5pm to 7pm.

– From 1/06 to 31/08, 11am to 1pm and 7pm to 9pm.

Prices:

  • Normal ticket: 2 €
  • Discount ticket (Children under 10 and groups of 20 people or more): 1 €


Historic Galera, Spain.