Museum of Jewellery in the Vía de la Plata

The Museum of Jewellery in the Vía de la Plata (Alhajas en la Vía de la Plata in Spanish) is located in the center of the town of La Bañeza (Province of León, Castile and León, Spain), close to Plaza Mayor, in a modernist building of the beginning of the 20th century, best known as the 'Casa de doña Josefina'.

Museum of Jewellery in the Vía de la Plata
Museo de las Alhajas en la Vía de la Plata
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Established2011
LocationCalle Juan de Mansilla, 10
La Bañeza, León
Spain
Coordinates42°17′57″N 5°53′48″W / 42.29917°N 5.89667°W / 42.29917; -5.89667Coordinates: 42°17′57″N 5°53′48″W / 42.29917°N 5.89667°W / 42.29917; -5.89667
Websitewww.museoalhajas.es

HistoryEdit

Its creation is the result of an agreement signed between the Carvajal-Cavero family, owner of the collection, and the Town Hall of La Bañeza. This collection, assembled during more than four decades, is composed of over 3,000 pieces of jewellery (from the 16th to the 18th century) and traditional Spanish clothing (19th century), especially of the Vía de la Plata and the Province of León. It was inaugurated on March 25, 2011.[1]

At the beginning of February 2012 the Museum reached 5,000 visitors,[2] and on June 30, July 1 and 2 of that year was the site of the First European Congress of Jewellery.[3]

ExhibitionEdit

The Museum of Jewellery, which permanent exhibition is renewed every year, consists of seven rooms:.

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