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Museo de Arte Abstracto Espanol

Calle Canonigos 3 | Casas Colgadas, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
+34 969 21 29 83
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Museo de Arte Abstracto

Wonderful art museum - free entry - and it's in the beautiful Hanging Houses of Cuenca! The museum... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Megan J
via mobile
A special collection

This is an amazing collection of top-quality works, beautifully displayed in one of the amazing... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Almeria, Spain
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The Museo de Arte Abstracto Español in Cuenca exhibits a permanent collection of 129 paintings and sculptures by Spanish artists of the Abstract Generation of the 1950s and 60s (Millares, Tàpies, Sempere, Torner, Rueda, Zóbel, Saura, among some thirty other artists), as well as other artists from the 1980s and 90s.In 1980, the founder of the Museum, Fernando Zóbel, donated its collection to the Fundación Juan March, which then incorporated it into its own collection. Situated in the Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses) of the city of Cuenca, in a late-fifteenth-century medieval building, property of the city, the Museum has undergone various renovations and, in 1994, inaugurated its galleries for temporary exhibitions.
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  • Average11%
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Calle Canonigos 3 | Casas Colgadas, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
+34 969 21 29 83
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful art museum - free entry - and it's in the beautiful Hanging Houses of Cuenca! The museum celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, and changed quite a bit including adding/opening a lot more windows to allow natural light. The view out these windows is...More

Thank Megan J
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is an amazing collection of top-quality works, beautifully displayed in one of the amazing hanging houses of Cuenca.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

If you fancy the fine abstract Spanish art, definitely head to this museum of abstract art founded by a private collector F. Zobel. It exhibits around 130 paintings from 1950s and 60s and the likes of Tàpies, Sempere, Torner, Rueda and some other thirty or...More

Thank Corinne E
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Curious collection of abstract art spread across couple of rooms of one of the hanging house. The views from the museum are nice too. The artworkd themselves are interesting, though I guess not everyone's cup of coffee, but abstract art from Cuenca is actually quite...More

Thank Tinde_K
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Wow. Such a beautiful museum/gallery in the center of Cuenca in one of the remaining Casas Colgantes. Spectacular afternoon.

Thank s l
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This wonderfully designed and outfitted museum was just a pleasure to visit and the only way to look out from those 'hanging houses' which are the buidings were the museum is located. Thanks to a foundation grant, entrance was FREE.

Thank Dena p
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Perfect for two purposes: 1. Check the famous Perching Houses (Casas Colgadas) from the inside. Very interesting. 2. Have a sound idea of the Spanish Abstract Artist. Quite a very representative sample of the Abstract Movement. Definitively worth it (only 2€ fee)

Thank Víctor F
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We (parents and our two teenagers) aren't really art people but even so there were some interesting pieces displayed. We found it hard to appreciate the simplicity of some of the works so enjoyed most the more complicated compositions. Theres a good mix so should...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

You may not be a fan of contemporary art but it's worth visiting this "art gallery" for several reasons: 1) You get to discover some interesting paintings and painters. Some are funny. soma are strange. Each is unique and interesting to contemplate. 2) You get...More

Thank Emira T
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Nice one for all of us who likes abstract art! You should visit here also just because of the view for the mountains.

Thank 982saaral
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annie h
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Response from claire s | Reviewed this property |
It is a museum not a hotel. It has beautifully restor d wood floors,etc. Would have to contact museum.