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“Unexpected gem of a museum”

Museo Pablo Gargallo
Ranked #9 of 165 things to do in Zaragoza
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

Never heard of Pablo before but he was a friend of Picasso and did some good stuff. The museum is in a wonderful old building which is worth visiting in its own right - I got in free by playing the age card. The building is in the delightful little St Philip square with some of Pablo's sculpture and a good pavement bar.

It is great to see the whole of an artist's life laid out before you in a coherent way, his work culminating in the horse sculptures done for the Montjuic stadium in Barcelona. He clearly loved horses, and they feature often in his work, with large ones outside the museum in the square.

Thank Nick W
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

This museum featuring the work of sculptor Pablo Gargallo is housed in a gorgeous renaissance place in the heart of old Zaragoza. It is elegantly designed and offers an overview of Gargallo's iconic work. Not to be missed for art lovers .

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Reviewed 18 October 2012

The Pablo Gargallo Museum is located at Plaza de San Felipe, 3. The museum is installed in a Renaissance palace, called the Argilio Palace, because the owner of the palace in the 19th century was the Argilio Family. The palace has been restored beautifully and is built around a central patio. Pablo Gargallo (1881-1934) was one of the most important early 20th century Aragonese sculptors. Gargallo belonged to the avant-garde at that time and worked in Paris, and one of his best friends was Pablo Picasso. He made beautiful sculpture that is easy to understand. He sculpted bronze horses and male and female nudes. His most beautiful sculpture was an art deco piece, a piece called Kiki de Montparnasse, a mask of a beautiful woman. Kiki was a beautiful model who worked for many of the artists in Paris at that time. The building was declared a National Monument in 1943.

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Reviewed 11 June 2012

A beautiful old mansion, fully restored to its original glory. Tremendous sculptures by Gargallo.

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Reviewed 24 November 2011

The main part of the museum is housed in a beautiful palace. The recent renovation has added a new, four story exhibition space which showcases the work of Pablo Gargallo, from drawings to sculptures and the works in process. Not to be missed!

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