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Museo de Arte Abstracto Espanol

Calle Canonigos s/n | Casas Colgadas, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
+34 969 21 29 83
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Fernando Zobel's beautiful museum

This beautiful museum of Spanish Abstract Art was founded by the Filipino-Spanish artist Fernando... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
eat1226
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Manila, Philippines
An absolute surprise and an Amazing collection of modern art

Driving from Valencia to Madrid, you have no idea of what you will soon experience in Cuenca. The... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Ron W
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Wilton Manors, Florida
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Canonigos s/n | Casas Colgadas, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
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+34 969 21 29 83
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful museum of Spanish Abstract Art was founded by the Filipino-Spanish artist Fernando Zobel and is established in a "hanging" house in the charming historic town of Cuenca. The exterior blends in with the "old town" feel of Cuenca but the interior is contemporary...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Driving from Valencia to Madrid, you have no idea of what you will soon experience in Cuenca. The Museo is literally "perched" on a cliff known as the "hanging houses." It is the former home of mid-15th century, canon Gonzalo Gonzalez de Canamares and is...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2018

The sleepy town of Cuenca reinvented itself as a destination of art. Numerous art museums and galleries are located in such a small and remote town. This cantilevered house, which is the symbol and image of Cuenca, is where the movement towards art started here....More

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Reviewed January 30, 2018

Towards the end of the route there is a timeline (in Spanish and English) describing the development of the art museum in the Hanging Houses, which was very helpful. The art was very interesting, but for me the buildings were the real stars!

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Reviewed January 19, 2018

Casas colgadas, or Hanging houses, built throughout 14th and 15th centuries are the emblematic buildings and symbols of Cuenca. In the middle ages and early modern era, almost all of the tall civil buildings (first European scyscrappers) were some sort of hanging houses, with wooden,...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

This museum is located inside the Casas Colgadas, one of the gems in Cuenca. The museum exhibits many pictures from Spanish contemporary painters. The building is, astonishing. Well worth a visit. The entry is free

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Reviewed November 2, 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

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Reviewed October 26, 2017

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

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Reviewed October 10, 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

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Reviewed October 5, 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

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annie h
January 27, 2015|
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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.
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