Casa Lis, Salamanca

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    La Casa de Lis

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 14, 2015

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    La Casa Lis is an urban mansion built in the medieval defensive wall of Salamanca. It was built for Miguel de Lis (1855-1909). Architect of this project was Joaquín de Vargas and Aguirre (1857- 1935), born in Jerez de la Frontera. Don Miguel de Lis was an owner of a tannery he had inherited from his father and adapted to new production systems in the last decade of the XIX century. Today you are going to find the museum of Modern Art and Art Deco in this building. Building itself is much more beautiful during the night than under the sun rays.
    Museum is open from Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 20:00 (during the winter to 19:00). On Saturday and Sunday museum is opened from 11:00 to 20:00
    General admission is 4 Euros.
    Visitors are not allowed to take pictures and videos in this museum that’s why I haven’t visited it.

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    'Museum Art Nouveau and Art Déco.'

    by breughel Written Dec 26, 2013

    Just south of the cathedrals, with view on the river Tormes, one can't miss the Casa Lis the first modernist building (1905) in Salamanca. Lighted at night it looks enchanting.

    I liked the collections with about 2500 pieces of decorative arts dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries including glassware, a huge collection of porcelain dolls, chryselephantine sculptures, enamels, bronzes, paintings, ivory, furniture, jewelry, toys.
    You will find here great names like Gallé, Lalique, Chiparus and Fabergé.
    The chryselephantine, delicate bronze and ivory figures, with 120 pieces is one of the major collections.

    Photos inside are not allowed so that I have nothing to show of the beautiful artifacts on display.

    Open: Tuesday to Friday - 11:00 to 14:00h and 17:00 to 21:00h; Saturday and Sunday - 11:00 to 21:00h. Monday closed.
    Price: 4 €; reduced 2€

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    Casa Lis

    by Mikebond Updated Jan 1, 2007

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    Casa Lis is the only art nouveau building in Salamanca. It was built by Joaquín de Vargas, a local architect, for manufacturer Miguel de Lis between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Miguel de Lis had travelled a lot across Europe and had seen the new artistic movements. Today, casa Lis hosts the Museo de Art Nouveau y Art Déco. I didn't visit it because art nouveau is not my favourite style and also because the Spanish course I attended didn't let me much free time.

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    Casa Lis Museo Modernista

    by acemj Updated Jan 2, 2006

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    The Modernist Museum is located in Casa Lis, a beautiful bulding dating back to 1905. It was owned by the city and in 1995 was turned into this museum with an amazing collection of porcelain dolls and other collections of decorative arts. You'll find furniture, jewelry and much more here, but it's also worth visiting just for the building itself; the central courtyard and the views over the Tormes River from the upper floors are great.

    Tuesday- Friday, 11-2 and 4-7, weekends 11-8

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    Museo Casa Lis

    by Belsaita Updated Oct 11, 2005

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    The Museum Art Nouveau and Art Deco of Salamanca displays an important collection of decorative arts from the end of 19th century to beginning of 20th century. The origins of this museum were the donation of the antiques collector D. Manuel Branches Andrade, plus new acquisitions by the Museum in recent years.

    The collections of the Foundation are exhibited in the "Casa Lis", a private small palace built at the beginning of the 20th century. It's worth to visit, by the building itself, in any case don't miss at least having a look at the front walls, all covered by beautiful stained glass windows.

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    Casa Lis

    by micas_pt Written May 4, 2004

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    Casa Lis is the name of the house where the Art Deco and Art Nouveaux Museum is situated. This house, representative of modernism in Salamanca, was built in 1905 and the stained glass and iron works dominate.

    Seen from the Museum entrance, the house seems small but if you go to the “other side” (along the river) you will be able to notice that it is a big house, and it seems to have no concrete walls – its walls are covered in beautiful stained glass supported by magnificent iron works.

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    Jul 1, 2013 at 3:04 AM

    What makes this Art Nouveau and Art Deco museum special, is not only its collections - since we can learn once we spend some time studying; for example, the chryselephantine colletion is one of the best in terms of quality - but also to the aesthetic view, the whole design concept, for it WAS a real Casa, a mansion to live. It underwent some reconstruccions and today, we have the chance to witness the essence that years preserved.

    The very first thing that amazes people when they are inside is the courtyard with large stained glass above the heads. Moreover, there is a cafe opened in 2010 and also an outdoor terrace for concerts and drinks after the museum closes every day during summer time. Both these 'additional' facilities allow people to take a break and enjoy the riverside view quite comfortably, like at a 'House'.

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