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Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis
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Ranked #10 of 99 things to do in Salamanca
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love Art Nouveau and Art Deco, you will love this place, probably the most memorable of my many museum visits. Truly spectacular!

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Constant Companion and I had no idea this visit would be so rewarding. Casa Lis is an old mansion originally built for Miguel de Lis, who's tannery business profited him with great wealth. It fell into decay in the 1980's but was rescued by the city of Salamanca. Extensively restored, it houses decorative arts objects from the late 19th century through World War II. It is designed around an indoor courtyard with the collections housed in surrounding rooms. Collections of Chinese porcelain, jewelry, bronzes, art deco glass, and an enormous collection of dolls which seem to stare back at you are just some of the gifts to be discovered. The staircase too is magnificent and the cafe is beautiful. One of the really surprising joys was the stained glass which changes intensity with the direction of the sun.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Museum is just across from the Roman bridge and reasonably priced at 4euros per adult. Displays are in rooms of the original house and over two floors - mainly ceramics/glassware/pottery/paintings. When we visited there was a temporary exhibition (until end March 2018) displaying contemporary art. Overall it’s a good place to visit on a rainy day but to be honest I found it a bit underwhelming - a reason could be the fact that although the free English brochure handed out at reception gives a brief overview, descriptions and information panels dotted around are in spanish only (no reason why they shouldn’t be of course!) which makes it difficult to understand exhibits and context. It’s worth stopping in the cafe for a drink, sinking into one of the chairs or sitting at the stain glass window with views over Roman bridge/river.

No photography allowed inside other than in the cafe area which is a bit disappointing.

The gift shop is to one side of entrance and you can access it without having to enter the museum - there are some nice pieces for sale but quality = expensive!

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

This is a very manageable museum with an amazing collection superbly displayed. Very strong on ceramics, bronzes, mannequins, glass. The building itself is stunning, as is the elegant cafe on the ground floor. Not to be missed!

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We were more than impressed with our visit. If you have even slight interest in the Art Deco era you will enjoy the museum. Distinct presentations in separate displays covering glassware to painting. The exhibits were fascinating and gave a great insight into the era. A visit to the cafe is a must see with it’s stained glass windows. The best Art Deco museum I have visited.

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