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Fundacion Alberto Jimenez-Arellano Alonso

Plaza Colegio de Santa Cruz 8, 47002 Valladolid, Spain
+34 983 18 45 30
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Beautiful African Art

The Fundacion Alberto Jimenez-Arellano Alonso is located in the beautiful Palacio Santa Cruz, which... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
BennyMalaga
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Malaga, Spain
Unexpected treasure trove

Strolling through the lovely historical streets of this ancient city I beheld a Palace with open... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
laiduptranslator
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Floriana, Malta
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The Foundation Alberto Jiménez-Arellano Alonso (UVA) is a non-profit organization, enrolled in the framework of University of Valladolid, whose essential aim is to promote arts. It has his headquarter in Palacio de Santa Cruz of Valladolid, one of the first Renaissance buildings of Spain.His three galleries are dedicated to African art. Two of them have collections of African terracotta and the other oneis home to the exposition of Oku Kingdom, a place located in Cameroon.
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“african art” (3 reviews)
“santa cruz” (2 reviews)
“first floor” (2 reviews)
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Plaza Colegio de Santa Cruz 8, 47002 Valladolid, Spain
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Fundacion Alberto Jimenez-Arellano Alonso is located in the beautiful Palacio Santa Cruz, which was constructed in the 15th century by the very powerful Cardinal Mendoza. Its cloister is beautiful. The museum has beautiful African art and is probably the best museum of its kind...More

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CrisBayo, Gestora Cultural at Fundacion Alberto Jimenez-Arellano Alonso, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear visitor, thank you very much for you opinion ¡¡

Reviewed 12 September 2017

Strolling through the lovely historical streets of this ancient city I beheld a Palace with open doors. Curosity got the better of me and I first looked at the ground floor than went up to the select exhibits on the first floor which amazed me...More

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MuseoArellanoAlonso, Gestora Cultural at Fundacion Alberto Jimenez-Arellano Alonso, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Dear visitant, thank you very much for your opinion. Every day we work hard for show Africa, her art and culture, and the visitants can see our museum comfortably. See you soon

Reviewed 14 December 2015

A surprise find. Part of the University of Valladolid. Tucked away. But quite quite stunning. Better, far better than many "ethnographic" museums in major European cities. Fantastic. Why is it not more well known?

Thank LucaMano
CrisBayo, Gestora Cultural at Fundacion Alberto Jimenez-Arellano Alonso, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2016

Thank you for the feedback, LucaMano. We are glad to read such a positive comparation, and this kind of messages give us strength to be more well-known every day. We will keep on working hard on it ;)

Reviewed 15 September 2015

Like other reviewers I thought this a really worthwhile museum to visit. Information in English is limited to brief object labels. The longer explanatory texts were in Spanish only. That meant that I did not understand what I was looking at. But I did get...More

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CrisBayo, Gestora Cultural at Fundacion Alberto Jimenez-Arellano Alonso, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2016

It is rewarding for us to read how the museum inspired you in some way and get your senses. Sorry for the inconvenience about the explanatory texts. We have a guide at the beggining of each room -in English and French-, but we will work...More

Reviewed 23 May 2013

The Santa Cruz Palace contains a good collection of african art collected by the Jimenez-Arellano family, distributed in three rooms over two floors. During our visit the Opening times were 11-14 and 16:30-19:30 Monday-Saturday. It is highly recommended and free. Remember also to take a...More

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