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Archaeological Museum of Galera

The Museum of Galera, inaugurated in July 2001, is actually housed in what is the old chapel of the Convent of the Nuns of Christ the Lord.

The museum exhibition areas are comprised of three rooms: the first floor, ground floor and bodega. A tour of these rooms takes visitors on a chronological tour from the Copper Age up to our most recent past.

  • First Floor:

- Start of the museum visit.

- Analysis of the evolution of the landscape over last 4,000 years.

- Copper Age and Bronze Age (Argaric Culture). This room displays the partially mummified remains from grave 121 of the Castellón Alto Archeaological Site, known as ‘the Galera Mummy.’

  • Ground Floor:

- Archeaological research.

- Bronze Age (End).

- Iberian Culture. This room holds a replica of the ‘Diosa de Galera,’ or Lady of Galera, which is an alabaster sculptor of a fertility goddess that had been imported from Phoenicia.

- Roman Period.

- Medieval Period.

- Numismatics Area with Iberian, Roman and Medieval coins.

  • Bodega:

- Wine making.

- Esparto grass and hemp.

- Cave dwellings.