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Oliva Archaeological Museum


Oliva Archaeological Museum. Oliva.

C/ les Moreres, 38, Oliva

Telephone : 96 285 46 28

Oliva Archaeological Museum

The museum is situated in the old house of the Pasqual (Pascual) family – a stately home that was built and remodelled in different phases between the 15th and 18th centuries. Restored between 1997 and 1999, this house preserves – in addition to a large part of its original architectural structure – a 16th-century window and the main entrance archway, bordered by 17th-century masonry stones. The museum’s permanent exhibition rooms are situated on the ground floor and provide an interesting tour through the different periods of the history of Oliva and La Safor.

Tools are on display in its windows along with other objects representative of the way of life and production of the different societies that populated this area during Prehistoric times, the Iberian and Roman eras and the Middle Ages. The latter is represented by a long period of Islamic settlers and the Christian occupation after the Conquest of 1240. The exhibition ends with a monographic
room dedicated to the Oliva Counts’ palace – that of the Centelles i Riu-Sech, the town’s aristocracy – where, in addition to the model for the building in question, marble columns and arches from the hallway of the palace’s first floor, and the exceptional figure of the Guerrero del Palacio (‘palace warrior’) that adorned the front of the entrance doors to the arms room, are on display.

Winter Opening hours

Mornings, from 10:00 to 13:30 h
Tardes: de 16´00 a 19´00 h
Sunday: 11´30 a 13´30 h
Closed Sunday evening and Monday

Summer opening hours:

mornings: 10:00 to 13:30 h
evenings: 18´00 20