Museo de Arte Abstracto Espanol

Museo de Arte Abstracto Espanol

Museo de Arte Abstracto Espanol
4.5
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
About
The Museo de Arte Abstracto Español in Cuenca exhibits a permanent collection of 129 paintings and sculptures by Spanish artists of the Abstract Generation of the 1950s and 60s (Millares, Tàpies, Sempere, Torner, Rueda, Zóbel, Saura, among some thirty other artists), as well as other artists from the 1980s and 90s.In 1980, the founder of the Museum, Fernando Zóbel, donated its collection to the Fundación Juan March, which then incorporated it into its own collection. Situated in the Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses) of the city of Cuenca, in a late-fifteenth-century medieval building, property of the city, the Museum has undergone various renovations and, in 1994, inaugurated its galleries for temporary exhibitions.
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ukcamel
Solihull, UK730 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A delightful place housing modern and abstract art in one of the hanging buildings on the edge if the rocks. Really interesting to be inside one of these buildings and one room houses an original 15th century ceiling
Written 28 September 2023
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain20,456 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
Museu de Arte Abstracte Español is a museum of modern art located in the old town of Cuenca, a city in Castilla-la-Mancha Region, in the center of Spain. I came here to see some artworks (at the beginning of November-2022), but pitifully it was on works, so I only can see a few of them and a summary of the history of the museum. I hope to come here in the future and see all museum.
Written 29 June 2023
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John F
Newark-on-Trent, UK633 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
You must visit this museum. First, it occupies 2/3rds of the Casas Colgades. And second it’s exhibits of contemporary abracadabra art mainly by local artists is fantastic. Take time to view the audio/visual exhibit that gives much insight into the significance of the museum to the art scene here. Free entry. Allow at least an hour.
Written 28 September 2022
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal23,490 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The museum is to say it this way, on the backside of the “Hanging Houses”, and was founded on the initiative of the artist Fernando Zóbel in the year 1966, and is part of the “Casas Colgadas”, and so a very unique medieval building that forms part of the urban fabric of the old town of Cuenca. In the year 1980, Fernando Zóbel donated his collection of painting, sculpture, drawing and graphic work, as well as his personal library and a set of his diaries and more than one hundred and thirty notebooks, to the Juan March Foundation. Since then, the Foundation has owned the museum and is responsible for preserving and updating the legacy received, which it has enriched with its own funds and new acquisitions. Unfortunatly the museum was closed on the moment of our visit, and wil normaly re-open on 07/06/22, so no pictures from the inside, but is seems to be very interesting location.
Written 13 June 2022
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JosephineF999
Cartagena, Spain120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
This is one of the best modern art galleries we have visited. The collection is not large but each piece shouts quality. It is very well laid out with plenty of space for each exhibit, and many very interesting pieces. The collection is housed in one of the hanging houses in the old town of Cuenca, which adds to its interest. There was no entry charge, but we would willingly have paid. It was such a treat.
Written 11 September 2020
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BRDchelseafans
St. George, UT251 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Our admission was included with a tour, not something we would have done on our own. If you like abstract art, be sure to go. The most interesting part for us was the building itself. The museum is built in two of the last three houses that hang from the cliffs. Rooms in the museum on the cliff side have spectacular views of the bridge and gorge below.
Written 23 February 2020
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felipehavana
Javea, Spain853 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Absolutely entranced by the exhibits in this wonderful gallery. Situated in the hanging houses which have been converted to exhibit a truly stunning collection of abstract art. Interior walls all painted white to enhance the display, even some of the windows, repositioned when the building was restored have been aligned to create a piece of art.
I am not usually a fan of abstract art and in fact some works on display here were not my cup of tea, but overall I very much enjoyed my visit. The building itself is interesting with wonderful views and the collection is well laid out in an easy to follow route. Entry is free.
Worth a stop in Cuenca just for this gallery and the Cathedral.
Written 21 November 2019
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Paul Boehmer
Toronto, Canada34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Museo de art abstacto is situatedin the old part of Cuenca in the Casa Colgatas, Incredible works by some of spains finest, Including the works of Fernando Zobel.
Written 23 October 2019
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Mikexyz
107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
The museum has on display many items from contemporary abstract Spanish artists. A splendid collection if you like that type of art, which I do. It had all the names I recognised and liked from big booming museums around the world. These are reason to not miss on their own.

The museum is a display itself and is a fabulous bonus. It is one of the casa colgadas of Cuenca, meaning it has been stuck on the top of a cliff and it overhangs that cliff. An impressive site from the outside and the reason we visited Cuenca.
The house is late 15th century.
The house has been modernised to house it’s collection. It retains a confusing set of rooms and you walk a route up and down stairs and through disorientating room after room. An adventure by itself to view the collection.
Each room, well maybe half of the rooms, have ancient wooden windows that provide first class views over the Cuenca countryside.
The top floor has the ancient exposed supporting beams.
The crescendo is the top floor where there are three large adjacent windows. These create a triptych of views that are as much a work of art as the works of art.
A double bonus from visiting.

And here come the steak knives. It’s free. You would be a fool to miss it.

An easy day trip from Madrid leaving on the AVE at 8:40 am and returning on the AVE at 16:10. Enough time to see the museum before it takes its elongated lunch break and then go and see the rest of Cuenca. I cannot recommend more highly.
Written 14 September 2019
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RobertJE
London, UK536 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
I really liked thus gallery even though I was not that impressed with the modern art. The art work is really well displayed in the casa congales. Walking around the house itself is a real pleasure and it makes one aware of the intricacies of the building with its twists and turns. There are parts where some of the original stonework has been retained. There views from the windows are also spectacular. We had expected to spend about 30mibs here but were there for an hour and a half. Entrance is free - an added bonus.
Written 7 September 2019
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