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“Not to be missed!”

Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis
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US$154.55*
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Salamanca Walking Tour
Ranked #10 of 104 things to do in Salamanca
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

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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Museo C, Relaciones públicas at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Dear Gloria,

It is a real pleasure to know that your visit of our museum is one of the most memorables you did.

Thank you for your kind words.

Sincerely,

Lis

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Reviewed March 13, 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.

1  Thank Robert B
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Museo C, Relaciones públicas at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Dear Robert:

Thank you for this constructive opinion and very nice recommendation. We are glad that you took the time to share your impressions with us and with the rest of the Tripadvisor Community and hope to have the opportunity to receive you in Casa again in the future.

Sincerely,

Lis

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Reviewed February 24, 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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Museo C, Relaciones públicas at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Dear visitor,

Thank you very much for your constructive opinion and recommendation.

We are currently working on the translation of the descriptions and information panels.

Taking photographs is banned in many museums and the principal goal is to ensure the proper functioning of the tours.

We hope to have the opportunity to receive you again soon!

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Reviewed February 16, 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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Museo C, Relaciones públicas at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to have the opportunity to receive you again in the future.

Thank you for your time and your kind words!

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Reviewed February 16, 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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Museo C, Relaciones públicas at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

It is a big pleasure for us to read impressions and recommendations as this one.

Thank you very much for that!

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