Museo de la Piel de Ubrique

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Museo de la Piel de Ubrique

Museo de la Piel de Ubrique
5
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Theo
1 contribution
Fascinating stories of Ubrique leather history
May 2021 • Solo
Mirabel who created the museum gave us a wonderful tour of the museum which completely came to life with her fascinating stories of the history of leather in Ubrique. Highly recommended!
Written May 26, 2021
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Holly R. Malin
Texas3 contributions
Amazing..
Nov. 2019
An Amazing place I was there with my whole family November 2019. I spend my weekends there with my whole family.
Written October 17, 2020
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Thewanderingwinos
Brighton, UK529 contributions
Goat’s foot
Oct. 2018 • Couples
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 I requested one too, and I’m really glad that I did. The guide is fantastic, one of the best I have ever seen, full of photos, stories and wonderfully detailed, you miss out a lot if you don’t read it. It explains a lot of the exhibits in detail, also a lot of the Spanish is very specific language pertaining to leatherwork so it explains these words too. I really think more could be made of this museum, I would have liked to have bought a copy of the guide for instance, but thought it a bit cheeky to ask, also they do have a workshop here so it would have been nice to have paid a bit extra and made something simple. They don’t have a shop here either, so no opportunity to buy any souvenirs either. Historic photos, old machinery and tools, vintage luggage and handbags, exotic animal skins and fascinating stories, my favourite being the story of ‘Candelaria the shoemaker’. I would come here again next time I’m in Ubrique.
Written October 13, 2018
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Nick N
Estepona, Spain42 contributions
Exquisite leather panels
Aug. 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 over the last couple of hundred years. More examples of current work would be good and some words of explanation, there are none such is the quest for secrecy.
Written September 25, 2018
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JMGP-JIMMY
Seville, Spain7 contributions
Great!
Feb. 2018 • Couples
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 place for the city, as Ubrique is wellknown because of Leather.

The set up, location and the building itself are great.

A must if you come to the area!
Written February 26, 2018
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Adam B
Ubrique, Spain17 contributions
Visit with a client and their family
Jan. 2018 • Family
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 still get a great feel for everything.
Written January 3, 2018
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Jackie S
Fife, UK25 contributions
Una verdadera joya - a real gem
Sep. 2017 • Friends
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 been achieved here. There's lots to see - specialist tools, machinery, photos and examples of leather goods locally produced throughout the ages - and what many people don't know is that some of the biggest designer brands use Ubrique leather. If you don't speak Spanish take someone with you who does, and you won't be disappointed. Gracias Maribel
Written October 1, 2017
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Carry C
Nevada City, CA2 contributions
A great place for all ages
Jul. 2017 • Family
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 class where my 10 year old granddaughter got to make a little coin purse. That was her favorite souvenier of the trip!
Written July 24, 2017
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Bryan
Ocean Springs, MS82 contributions
Nice quick stop
Jan. 2017 • Friends
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.
Written January 28, 2017
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alfoquia
Glasgow, UK169 contributions
Very interesting abs so friendly
Oct. 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 it is all housed in a convent which was used before the revolution.
Written October 23, 2015
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Museo de la Piel de Ubrique is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Tue - Sat 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.