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Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis
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All reviews stained glass doll collection gift shop beautiful building small cafe perfume bottles large collection great collection worth a visit two floors for sale free entry on display couple of hours plaza mayor lalique toys
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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.

Date of experience: April 2017
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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!

Date of experience: February 2018
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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 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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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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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Reviewed February 15, 2018

We visited this museum as an afterthought but were astonished at the quality and beauty of what was on display.
Some of it may not be to all tastes - I was not very interested in the doll collection or the collection of the fans but the art nouveau items by some of the most famous "names" in art history - Faberge, Lalique, Galle and many more - were jaw-droppingly beautiful and, although the collections were not large, were more than enough to impress with the sheer quality, craftsmanship and design excellence one expects from the best manufacturers.
The art deco display was very comprehensive though for obvious reasons not quite to astonishingly beautiful.
The building itself was an actual art nouveau house (i.e. not designed as a museum) and is very beautiful - a remarkable stained glass ceiling and balcony panels and a lovely café with run of large stained glass windows overlooking the Tormes.
The exterior view from the river side when the building is lit up from inside at night is very beautiful.
Free entry on Thursdays - but = crowded.
The shop has some lovely replicas and decent souvenirs and we found the staff very pleasant and helpful.

Date of experience: November 2017
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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

Thank you very much for this constructive opinion and very nice and sincere recommendation.

It would be a pleasure to receive you again in the future!

Sincerely,

Lis

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Reviewed January 25, 2018

This is a smallish but great museum, it easy to spend a couple of hours looking around, and the cafe is also a little quirky, but lovely coffee.

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Thank you very much for taking your time to share your impressions with us.

We will be very glad to receive you again soon.

Lis

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