This Museum, the only one in Quirós, is a show of the Asturian life in the 19th century.
All the pieces in exhibition have been donated by people in Bárzana and neighbour towns and most of them are old agricultural instruments which now have been replaced by machines.
All this tools are in the basement along with a reproduction of a school of the early 20th century, a photo album of celebrations and people and mining instruments.
On the ground floor, my favourite part of the museum, there are real size reproductions of a typical house, a workshop and a stable They also have the original instruments used in this places, in the house you`ll also find furniture, books and even a love letter.
The manageress told us they were organizing an exhibition of the elaboration of "Escanda bread" and "boot cheese", two traditional dishes from the region, i don`t now if it is ready,
I also don`t know how much the ticket is (see my general tips).
The restaurant valle de Quirós is on the basement of the hotel, if you stay there you will probably visit it to eat your free breakfast, included with the price of the room, you may also have other meals there, the restaurants offer a variety on asturian tipical food, specially meats and it`s worth giving them a try.
Favorite Dish: I ate a Wild Boar.
it was O.K. but if you are expecting one of those delicious animals that Asterix and his friends eat at the end of every comic, like i was you will be quite dissapointed.
If you don´t have a car, taking a bus is the only way of getting to Bárzana.
The only company making the trip is "Álvarez González", they drive there everyday from Oviedo bus station.
When you get to the town of Caranga you must get out off the bus and get into another one which will be already waiting there, the first bus will continue to Teverga and the second one will get you to Bárzana, the trip takes about 45 minutes and it will leave you on the town main square.
To get back to Oviedo you must take the bus on the same spot, the tickets are sold on the touristic information office.
Be sure to get a window seat, the views of mountains, rivers and towns make a beautifull trip.
When i was visiting the Quirós etnographic museum in Bárzana the girl wich was both the ticket seller and the manageress of the museum asked us some questions to record the information about their visitors.
She was surprised to find out we were mexicans so we told her we were visiting my aunt.
She turned out to be a good friend of her and she let us visit the museum for free. She decided to make us a favour without even knowing us because we were her friend family.
Thanks for that.