DON QUIXOTE MUSEUM AND CERVANTINE LIBRARYCiudad Real (Ciudad Real)GPS: 38.986000061035156, -3.9342200756073
A museum dedicated to the immortal figure of Don Quixote that combines the artwork exhibition related to the novel and multimedia presentations which lead us to the Cervantine period.
The museum offers to its visitors a tour around the world that Don Quixote and Miguel de Cervantes shared. A play of lights and shadows is the setting of 10 characters dialogue from Cervantes’ novel, accompanied by a canvas of Maestro Palmero, “El entierro de Don Quijote” and images about Don Quixote topic of José Jiménez Aranda from the 19th century. Two excellent multimedia presentations: the printing of Madrid recreation from 17th century and a walk through the main scenes of the Cervantine text. Paintings, sculptures and plastic arts.
The trip continues downstairs, in a room which reproduces what must have been the printing from 17th century where the first model of Don Quixote was edited, the voice of a trainee who worked there explains the whole process: from the moment the manuscript of Cervantes got in until the stapled book got out.
The tour ends in a room which reproduces the desk where Alonso Quijano spent hours and days reading: a voice reads different passages of the book.
Inside the museum we can find the Cervantine Library with a bibliographic deposit of more than 3,500 volumes to consult studies about Cervantine work. Besides, it has a consulting room, adapted for twenty researches and a room for digitalizing and cataloguing documents.
Monday to Saturday: 10:00-13:45 / 17:00-19:45.
Summer timetable (from July 1stto August 31st): 9:00-13:45.
Telephone: (+34) 926 20 04 57