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Leather Museum of Ubrique

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Goat’s foot

Fascinating museum dedicated to leather work, €2.50 entrance fee, than you are given a Spanish... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Thewanderingwinos
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Exquisite leather panels

The ground floor of the museum in Convento de Capuchinos contains examples of the leather workers... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Nick N
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Estepona, Spain
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Avenida Herrera Oria s/n | Convento de Capuchinos, 11600 Ubrique, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Spain
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

Fascinating museum dedicated to leather work, €2.50 entrance fee, than you are given a Spanish language tour of part of the museum. The owner over-estimated our Spanish and failed to give us a English language guide, it was only on seeing others with them that...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2018

The ground floor of the museum in Convento de Capuchinos contains examples of the leather workers trade including some beautiful embossed leather panels. The courtyard has a collection of old leather working machinery and the first floor is an exhibit of the leather products produced...More

Thank Nick N
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I came to Ubrique with my wife and we had not much time to visit the Museum. However, Maribel, the founder, was extremely kind and showed us around, explained how to build a "preciso" and invited us to come back. This is a very important...More

Thank JMGP-JIMMY
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is such a lovely experience and I think the best way to get under the skin (excuse the pun) of a town whose raison d´etre is working in leather. Maribel and Paco are the perfect tour guides. Even with no or little Spanish you...More

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is a fascinating museum which tells the story of the vital part played by artisan leatherwork in the economy and history of this beautiful village. We were given a really informative and interesting guided tour by founder/owner Maribel who is passionate about what has...More

Thank JackieS886
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I was actually surprised that this museum would be so interestng. They had a great display of tools used in the trade, but my favorite part were the many examples of leather items made over the last 100+ years. The curator provided a wonderful hands-on...More

1  Thank Carolyn C
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Great place with a lot of history. It is best to bring a Spanish speaker to assist in translation but you could still have a good time looking at the leather work.

Thank Bryan M
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Went here on a day trip it was very interesting and the lady who greets you is so friendly and knowledgable, lots to see and gifts to buy Paco the leather maker made a wee purse for 5euro. Next door is the lovely chapel as...More

Thank alfoquia
Reviewed 31 March 2015

An unusual and very interesting museum but there were no English speaking guides, so if your Spanish is rusty you may have some problems. Still worth a visit though as staff were very kind, helpful and obviously passionate about the museum.

Thank NannaAnne2013
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Very interesting to visit. You can learn how Ubrique is one of the most important place in the world for the production of luxury leather goods.

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