Place of Interest
Museo de la Romanización
tipo de documento semantico attraction
El Museo de la Romanización (The Museum of Romanization) is in the centre of the old town, on Calle Ángel Oliván, in a beautiful building owned by the Regional Government of La Rioja, the Calahorra Town Council being responsible for its maintenance. Built in the 1930s, it is popularly known as the "Casa del Millonario" (The Millionaire's House) since its owner, in the 1930s, was lucky enough to win a prize of three million pesetas in the National Lottery, and had this house built. Later this building had other uses such as a Notary's Office, a house of tenants, until it became the Museo Municipal in 1984, opened by the King and Queen of Spain. In 2007 it started being refurbished to house the Museum of Romanization, which was finally opened in 2009.
The building occupies a built area of 414 m2. It is a historic building which consists of ground floor and three storeys, in addition to a garden where architectural materials of greater weight are exhibited. The building maintains its original structure, although some rooms have been remodeled for exhibition rooms. Original elements are several stained-glass doors and windows, marquetry floors and ceilings of the noble rooms, as well as the lift.
- Free guided visits for school groups, upon request by appointment
- Shop: sale of publications of a scientific nature and reproductions
Collection: through purchase, donation, or deposit.
Research, cataloguing, and custody.
Conservation and security measures for the collections.
Exhibition organised, didactical and aesthetic.
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