Turismo Zamora

ROTA DOS MUSEUS E TEATROS



Holy Week Museum:

Created by the Junta Pro Semana Santa (pro-Easter Board) in 1957 in order to preserve and display the diverse pasos, or religious sculptures mounted on platforms, that process in the streets of Zamora during our acclaimed Holy Week, the Museo de Semana Santa opened to the public on September 9th, 1964. The first documented reference to the celebration of Easter in Zamora dates back to the 13th century. During the High and Late Middle Ages, the monasteries and convents in Zamora—especially those of the Mendicant orders—organized processions in streets near their parishes. At that time, they were attempting to show the common people, with a marked didactic and spiritual intention, the passages of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter was a valuable Catechism which transmitted the Christian message in an impressively memorable way. Despite the passage of time, the city of Zamora has wisely been able to respect and maintain the original character and intentions of its processions: austerity, silence and prayer—three characteristics which clearly best define our Holy Week. The antiqueness of the brotherhoods perfectly complements the quality of the religious sculptures. The Holy Week Museum located in the historic old town is home to thirty-seven pasos which sequentially relate the Passion of Christ. Their creators include religious artists like Ramón Álvarez, Mariano Benlliure, Quintín de la Torre, Aurelio de la Iglesia and Ricardo Segundo, among others.
Contact Info:
Plaza de Santa María la Nueva nº 1, 49001 Zamora
Tel: 980 532 295
Fax: 980 536 072
Hours:
- Tuesday to Saturday: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Sunday y festivos: de 10.00 a 14.00 horas
Tickets:
- General Admission: 4 euros
- Reduced Price: 2 euro
- Niños menores de 12 años y grupos de 25 o más personas
- Tasa por grabar: 1 euro


Ethnographic Museum:

The Museo Etnográfico de Castilla y León opened its doors towards the end of 2002. The idea for its creation, fostered by the Junta de Castilla y León, arose from the necessity to create a dynamic centre which could house an enormous collection of assorted historical objects related to the traditions, uses and customs of our people: the historical patrimony of centuries of history. More than just a museum, or a static warehouse, it was meant to be a place that centralized the study and diffusion of scientific disciplines related to our ethnographic legacy. Caja España donated an impressive collection of material patrimony (nearly 10,000 pieces) and non-material, as well: graphic and audiovisual documents. Finally, the Junta de Castilla y León promoted the construction of a building in Zamora and, once the space was created, put the Fundación Siglo in charge of the Museum. The purpose and desire of the Ethnographic Museum of Castilla y León, in Zamora, is to encourage visitors to reflect on certain aspects that affect individuals, their collective lives in society and their capacity to confront difficulties presented by their environment using an extraordinary collection of objects of incalculable ethnographic worth such as basic tools, farming instruments, pottery and popular ceramics, garments, amulets and a very long et cetera.
Contact Info:
C/ Sacramento s/n, 49004 Zamora
Tel: 980 531 708
Fax: 980 508 269
info@etnografico.org
Hours:
- Tuesday to Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tickets:
General Admission: 3 euros
Reduced Price: 1 euro
(with the corresponding accreditation)
Over 65 and pensioners, large family, youths from 8 to 18 years old, university students, groups of 8 or more people (only with prearranged reservation), schoolchildren and under (0 – 8 years)
Free Entry: - Sunday afternoons
- Tuesday through Thursday: from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- April 23rd (Día de Castilla y León)
- May 18th (International Museum Day)
- October 12th (Columbus Day)
- January 6th (Epiphany)
(with the corresponding accreditation)
- Under 8 years old, disabled, Museum Associates (ICOM, AVA, CIMAM, AEM …); professional teachers; Official Tour Guides of Castilla y León; Journalists; the Unemployed; Friends of the Museum; Fundación Patrimonio Histórico; Contributors of the Museum, Youth Card and international equivalents.
Ease of Access:
Exhibits and facilities are accessible by wheelchair or with strollers.
Arranged visits:
For arranged visits, call the Museum or write an email or a letter.


Museum of Zamora:

The Museo de Zamora is located in the Palacio del Cordón—one of the most interesting works of civil architecture in Zamora from the beginning of the 16th century—and the neighboring church of Santa Lucía. The combined constructions constitute one of the most evocative sites of the old town, and more specifically of the neighborhood which in medieval times was known as “The People of the Valley”. The most characteristic element of the noble façade of the palace is the namesake Cordón or Franciscan rope found around the posts and lintel of the majestic entranceway with the owners’ coat of arms presiding above it. This door gives access to the temporary exhibits, conference room and library. Behind this emblazoned house a new cubic building has been added on: a work of the architects Tuñón and Mansilla. The clever designers reused and integrated certain antique constructive elements into the exhibits of the interior such as the remains belonging to the arches of the old patio and parts of the original stairs. Here we find the permanent exhibit and a small annex used for storage of additional archaeological pieces as well as the restoration workshops.
The Museum is divided in two sections: Archaeology and Fine Arts. The first takes us on a journey through the history of the province from the Paleolithic to the Modern Age. The second shows works of art—sculptures and mainly paintings—from the 14th to the 20th century. The final touch of the visit is an exhibit with elements that exemplify the historic evolution of the town itself.
Its most memorable pieces include the bell-shaped urn from Villabuena del Puente which dates to the Bronze Age; the Celtiberian Collection of Arrabalde composed of a spectacular variety of pre-Roman gold and silver jewelry; medieval coin collection from the plaza Arias Gonzalo; Roman stele from Villardiegua de la Ribera, among many others.
Contact Info:
Plaza de Santa Lucía 2, 49002 Zamora
Tel: 980 516 150
Fax: 980 535 064
museo.zamora@jcyl.es
Hours:
Permanent exhibit from Tuesday to Saturday:
- October to June: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- July to September: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. On bank holidays, consult the museum.
Temporary exhibits from Tuesday to Saturday: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
- October to June: from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- July to September: from 12:00 noon to 2 pm and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sundays from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. On bank holidays, consult the museum.
Tickets:
General admission: 1 euros
Free of charge: retirees and students
Free admission: Saturdays and Sundays.
Groups must make reservations ahead of time.
Free guided visits: Saturday at 17:30 pm and Sunday at 12:30 pm.


Baltasar Lobo Museum:

What used to be the “Casa de los Gigantes” which housed the Gigantillas and Cabezudos of the city festival parades is now the museum dedicated to the contemporary sculptures of Baltasar Lobo Casquero. Born in Cerecinos de Campos in 1910, this Zamora sculptor demonstrated great talent for the plastic arts when he was very young and further developed his talent with age and training. In spring of 1939, Lobo arrived in Paris and, with the help of Picasso, came to know some of the most important figures of the epoch like Julio Gonzalez, Pevsner and, above all, Henri Laurens. In this city, most of Lobo’s life and works took shape. In 1993, at the peak of his creative talent, he passed away in Paris at the age of 83.
This museum conserves a large portion of the legacy of this Zamoran artist. Among his extensive repertoire, an extraordinary series on motherhood demonstrates his supple sensitivity and natural talent. Fragments of human body parts, torsos for example, exemplify a break from his obsessive classicism and his newfound inclination towards the abstract, surpassing the talent in many cases of his best contemporaries. On display, visitors can enjoy sculptures, paintings, sketches and tools of the artist among other things.
Hours:
September 14th to November 2nd
Tuesday to Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
November 3rd to March 30th
Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
April 1st to June 30th
Tuesday to Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
July 1st to September 13th
Tuesday to Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For hours on bank holidays, consult the Municipal Tourist’s Office Tel: +34 980 533 694


Medieval Cities Interpretation Centre:

The Centro de Interpretación de las Ciudades Medievales, located between the Duero and the historic center of the old town, allows us to delve into the world of the Dark Ages along diverse paths. It is a mediating space of dialogue. On the one hand, it presents a reflection on Zamora and the structure of medieval towns, and on the other, the possibility to enjoy a unique space: the Zen Overlook, the other dimension of the river. This avant-garde building with a spectacular view of the great Duero River reveals to visitors the formation of cities in the Middle Ages: the architecture, the social hierarchy and women’s role in the society among others.
Hours:
September 14th to November 2nd
Tuesday to Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
November 3rd to March 30th
Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
April 1st to June 30th
Tuesday to Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
July 1st to September 13th
Tuesday to Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For hours on bank holidays, consult the Municipal Tourist’s Office Tel: +34 980 533 694


Olivares Water Mills:

In the 10th century, the Aceñas de Olivares established themselves as the first industry in our city. The word “aceñas” comes from the Arabic “as-saniya” which means “that which lifts” referring to the wheels which lifted water from the river and put the flour mills in motion. These clever inventions took advantage of the natural river flow to move grinding stones and convert grain into flour.
In July 2008, they were re-inaugurated after an extensive restoration. Its conversion into a tourist attraction has not only recuperated its physical structures in the three different types of mills (the piston hammer, fulling mill and gristmill) which in and of themselves are worth a visit, but also visitors can have the unique experience of:
- Walking on the river Duero, with all of its implications: the wind, the force of the water, the mystery, the nature, the light, etc…
- Being a witness of how, in the 10th century, human intelligence once again overcame the obstacles of nature, imposed its will and took advantage of the force, occasionally savage, of a river for its own survival.
Contact Info:
Cuesta del Pizarro s/n, 49001 Zamora
Town Hall Tel: +34 980 548 700
Tourist’s Office Tel: +34 980 533 694
Hours:
September 14th to November 2nd
Tuesday to Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
November 3rd to March 30th
Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
April 1st to June 30th
Tuesday to Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
July 1st to September 13th
Tuesday to Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For hours on bank holidays, consult the Municipal Tourist’s Office Tel: +34 980 533 694


Cathedral Museum:

The Museo Catedralicio was inaugurated in 1926 with the expressed purpose of creating a space which would display to the public the works of the Cathedral itself and the parishes of the diocese. Entering through the cloister of the Cathedral, visitors can enjoy one of the most magnificent collections of Flemish tapestries including the Tarquinio Prisco masterpiece made in Flanders around 1475 and those of the Trojan War among others. More ecclesiastical treasures await including the processional pyx, originally completed by Pedro de Ávila in 1515, and la Virgen con el Niño y San Juanito (the Virgin with Child and Saint John), carved into Carrara marble in the 16th century and attributed to the sculptor Bartolomé Ordóñez, from Burgos
Contact Info:
Plaza de la Catedral s/n, 49001 Zamora
Tel: 980 530 644
Fax: 980 530 644
catedral@diocesisdezamora.es
Hours:
Consult the web pages of the Cathedral www.catedraldezamora.wordpress.com or the Tourist’s Office tel. +34 980 533 694
Tickets:
General Admission: 4 euros Includes Cathedral Museum + Cathedral
Reduced price: 2 euros Retirees, students and groups of 20 or more people
Free for under 12 yrs and members of “Friends of the Cathedral” (must show ID)
Audio-guides are available
Full Admission: Cathedral + Cathedral Museum + Dioceses Museum 6 euros
Reduced price: 3.50 euros Retirees, students and groups of 20 or more people
Free entry on Monday afternoons, except for long weekends and bank holidays.


Dioceses Museum:

The Museo Diocesano of Zamora, inaugurated in July 2012, is located in the Romanesque church of Santo Tomé. Inside, the Dioceses of Zamora puts on display in a didactic manner the most important content of the Catholic faith using one permanent exhibit and another temporary one filled with remarkable works of Christian art. The former includes one hundred and thirty-four works of sculpture, painting, precious and non-precious metal workings, furniture and stone objects which represent the artistic styles of various eras from the 1st century through the 19th century: Hispania Roman, Visigoth, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical and Colonial.
Contact Info:
Iglesia de Santo Tomé, plaza de Santo Tomás s/n, Zamora
Tel: 980 531 933
catedral@diocesisdezamora.es
Hours:
Monday to Saturday: from 10:00 a.m. to 2 pm and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sundays and holidays: from 10:00 a.m. to 2 pm.
We recommend you verify opening hours using the Cathedral website www.catedraldezamora.wordpress.com
or calling the Tourist’s Office tel. +34 980 533 694
Tickets:
General Admission: 3 euros. Only temporary exhibit: 1 euro
Reduced price: 2 euros Pensioners, students and groups between 10 and 20 people.
Free for under 12 yrs.
Audio-guides available
Full Admission: Cathedral + Cathedral Museum + Dioceses Museum 6 euros
Reduced price: 3.50 euros Pensioners, students and groups of 20 or more people
Free entry on Monday afternoons, except for long weekends and bank holidays.


Principal Theatre:

Built upon the old patio of comedy which dates back to the 17th century, the current structure of El Teatro Principal was finished in 1874 following the Baroque style of a theatre a la Italiana. Due to its reduced dimensions, it is popularly known as la bombonera: literally “the chocolate box”, figuratively “the cozy home”. Seating is limited to 360 people.
Contact Info:
C/ San Vicente s/n, 49004 Zamora
Administration Tel.: +34 980 534 719
Ticket Office: +34 980 530 751
teatroprincipal@zamora.es


Ramos Carrión Theatre:

Construction of the Teatro Ramos Carrión began in 1912 under the careful watch of the Catalan architect Francisco Ferriol. La noche del sábado (“Saturday Night”), a work of Jacinto Benavente, inaugurated the building in 1916. The house in front of the theatre was the birthplace of the poet and author of zarzuela (Spanish operetta) Miguel Ramos Carrión to whom this theatre was dedicated. A recent renovation has improved the seating capacity to 600 people.
Contact Info:
C/ Ramos Carrión 25, 49001 Zamora
Tel: 980 533 142