We inform you that, at the express wish of the Community of Religious of San Antonio el Real, as of August 16, The monastery will cease to function as a museum to become a monastery that can be visited.
The monastery's schedule will be, in the mornings, from Tuesday to Sunday, it will open from 11 to 13 h, and in the afternoon from 16´30 to 18´30 h, except Sundays, you can visit with a volunteer.
Mondays will remain closed.
o General admission: 7.50 €
o Retirees (65 years / handicapped from 33% -64%): 7.00 €
Groups (from 20 pax): 5.00 €
o Youth from 6 to 18 years: 6.00 €
o Free: children under 6 years, handicapped + 65%, consecrated priests
o General admission: 5.00 €
o Retirees (65 years / handicapped from 33% -64%): 4.50 €
Groups (from 20 pax): 4.00 €
o Youth from 12 to 18 years: 4.00 €
o Free: children under 12 years, handicapped + 65%, priests
o General admission: 11 €
o Reduced (retired + 65years, handicapped 33%): 10.50 €
o Youth from 6 to 18 years: 9.00 €
o Free: children under 6 years
CUÉLLAR OPENS THE NEW THEATRALIZED VISIT AT THE CASTLE OF CUÉLLAR WITH NEW EXPOSITION SPACES
Continuing with the proposals for revitalization and tourism consolidation of the Villa, from the Department of Tourism presents a new dramatization in the castle of Cuéllar that has opened on 14 day in February and may be known to all public from the 16 in February . The new work, which under the title "The new lord of Cuéllar", has been written and directed by Blanca Izquierdo Salamanca, professional actress versed in many of the works that have been represented in recent years in the castle of Cuellar. The new Lord of Cuéllar presents a plot centered on the final stage of the Middle Ages at the time of the arrival of the first Duke of Alburquerque to Cuéllar and the birth of his first son Francisco Fernández de la Cueva. Beltrán de la Cueva got the Villa de Cuéllar by a concession by King Enrique IV for giving up the Maestrazgo de Santiago in the 1464 year, although it would not reach Cuéllar until two years later. Until the year 1464 the town of Cuéllar belonged to the princess Isabel, future queen Isabel the Catholic, being commuted to the king Enrique IV by means of the payment of 200.000 doubles of the band to his stepsister Isabel.
The new theatricalization.
In this work we discover the tensions between the house of the Alburquerque and other noble houses, the prejudices of women in the Middle Ages, the coexistence in the castle between soldiers and servants. All this with an entertaining narrative adapted for all audiences, alternating the narrative of comedy with drama, but without losing its historical sense. The exhibition space. The viewpoint of the southeast tower has been enabled with a sample of weapons (halberds, shields, flags, armors, ...) in memory of one of the largest armories in Spain that was in Cuellar castle. With this exhibition we want to remember the existence of this great armory that the ducal house of Alburquerque had in the castle for several centuries. So in documents that are preserved, even up to the eighteenth century "had around 300 armor and good portion of bronze cannon outfits of various lots, many species of spears, pikes, swords, muskets; different standards, flags and other military preparations ".
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MUSEUM MINERALS, ROCKS AND FOSSILS OF VALSECA
Located in its beginnings in the premises of the Municipal Library and currently in the Socio-cultural Center Doctor Velasco, this museum has half a thousand exhibits, among which are fossils and rocks from the province of Segovia. This museum was opened in 1997 thanks to a deposit agreement between Valseca City Council and Andrés Díez Herrero, who donated his private collection (with some 900 pieces). Subsequently, the museum has received other contributions from individuals, such as those of the Ibáñez couple or the stonework tools of D. Pedro de Frutos.
The Association of Amateurs of Mineralogy (ASAM) and more recently the Geology Association of Segovia (GSg), are in charge of scientific maintenance and the different didactic-exhibition improvements. A few years ago an agreement was signed between the Diputación de Segovia and the City Council of Valseca for the modernization of the Museum through the installation of multimedia elements and new exhibition modules.
In July of 2019 the Museum has released a remodeling, thanks to a grant from the Diputación de Segovia, which includes new exhibitors, information panels and more modern lighting. Here you can read the complete news.
ACCESS TO THE MUSEUM AND GUIDED VISITS
Access to the museum: contact the Valseca City Council to see availability on the following telephone: 921 493 155
Possibility of guided visits to the collection for groups of schoolchildren and cultural groups (previous reservation).
Further information: City Council website.
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The old Church of San Miguel, located in the town of Pedraza, now houses the Imperia Eagle Thematic Center or Imperial Eagle House. This church was restored with care to preserve the Romanesque ashlars, as well as adapted to the environment, improving the access road for public use of the thematic center.
Thus, the center has three different zones for the exhibition:
The Martinete de Navafría dates from 1700, used to beat copper, it is the only martinete of this type that is preserved throughout Europe.
In the year 1998 was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest and currently, its doors are reopened so that all those who want to get close to the town, can visit this hydraulic resource of medieval origin, free of charge. In addition to the own martinete, the installations count on the natural element of the river Cega that made move the same, although the machine does not work at the moment.
Passes to visit the Ethnographic Museum "El Martinete" will be every day (except Monday and Tuesday) at 11.00 and 13.00 h. In addition, every day will be possible the visit for groups, previous reservation.
The bison, a species that has already inhabited the peninsula, as we can see in the different cave paintings of the area will be included in two different Segovian herds: six copies will be taken to the Matarrosueros farm in El Cubillo, and 5 copies will live with the horses of the Los Porretales farm, in Cabezuela.
In the first, a couple has already been living for a few weeks to learn about their ability to adapt to the area. Thus, the six copies can be visited on the farm through guided tours that are made there; anyone who wants to participate in this, can register in the "Safari Ibérico Segovia" and to contemplate a great diversity of fauna, like the new bison, but also wild boars, horses and wild cattle.
The initiative has been promoted by the Segovian companies Naturaltur and La Perla cattle ranch, within a program for the development and recovery of the bison because this species has a very good environmental impact; One of the foods of the bison, are the branches, barks and bushes, so it cleans the forest, being a natural ally for the prevention of fires, spreads seeds and fertilizes the grass. Now we must add the possible creation of employment and the attraction of visitors that make the bison, one of the economic resources of these areas.