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Sala de Exposiciones Arqueológicas de la Alcazaba. (Archaeological Exhibition Hall of the Alcazaba) - Museums

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Sala de Exposiciones Arqueológicas de la Alcazaba

Sala de Exposiciones Arqueológicas de la Alcazaba. (Archaeological Exhibition Hall of the Alcazaba)


Permanent exhibition on "Techniques and use of ceramics in Muslim Málaga, 11th -14th centuries." This is an educational tour presenting the importance of ceramics, the work of the archaeologists who collect them and the restorers who rebuild them for display in the museum. Topics such as the meaning of pottery and parts, the variety of forms and functions are explained in the Chambers of the Nasrid Palace.

The collection

This is an educational exhibition on the importance of ceramics in the city of Málaga in the Muslim era and its survival today. It also presents the interest the collection of pieces in the archaeological excavations carried out in the city.

The exhibition occupies the Chambers of the Nasrid Palace. Using restored parts, based on the fragments found in urban excavations and reproductions of others found in the Alcazaba, the variety of forms and diversity of functions are discussed: how Arab potteries were constructed and where they were located in the city, what the technical processes of making pottery were, firing and decoration, how pottery was marketed and what its domestic and industrial uses were.

The Alcazaba also houses temporary exhibitions on ceramics. Through them we learn how, through the "opera Malika" brand, –meaning manufactured in Málaga– the city exported ceramics such as lusterware, characteristic of the Nazari kingdom of Granada, from the mid-13th century. Málaga was a great production site because of the ease of exporting goods through its Port.

The building

The Palace Fortress of the Muslim rulers of the city. It was built mostly in the 11th century and is one of Málaga's most important monuments.


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