Museo Lara, Ronda

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Step into a grim reality of Museo Lara and see the diverse collection of curiosities of Juan Antonio Lara Jury. Starting with a large collection of watches on the main floor, stroll through the halls of the museum to see old sewing machines and typewriters next to handguns and microscopes. Descend into the basement to experience the truly unique part of the museum--the exhibition of witchcraft and the Spanish Inquisition's sinister torture devices, including a stretching rack with a display mannequins. Gaze at immitation dragons, life-sized mermaids, and werewolf taxidermy, part fo the monstrous experience. To visit Museo Lara on your holiday in Ronda, and find out what else Ronda has to offer, use our Ronda online road trip planner .
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  • I visited on my trip to Ronda and was very pleasantly surprised by the collection. From ancient Greek items, to guns and weapons, old movie cameras and even some carriages - there's something of inter...  more »
  • An awesome series of collections by this wonderful man. Laid out well and easy to access. A photographers heaven.  more »
  • It is a tiny, but very varied Museum. Special for families with children. Prices are 4 euros for adults and 2 for retirees. There are laboratory devices, phones, in general objects of the 19th century. They have 2 rooms dedicated to witchcraft and the Inquisition. There are porcelain, cameras, of film etc. It is a beauty that is seen in about 45 minutes.
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  • You definitely cannot judge this book by its cover! From the entryway of this museum I had no idea what I would find inside. The varios collections of armaments, cameras, archeology, guitars, microscopes, watches, typewriters, and many more... were truly stunning for the entire family. To top off this amazing collection the entire downstairs was dedicated to ancient divides that were used during the Spanish inquisition. Well worth the 4 euro entry fee (kids are free)!
  • A diverse and interesting collection. We really enjoyed the section on instruments of torture during the inquisition The movie and camera section was also very interesting. We spent an ejoyable few hours looking at the watch and clock collection, guns and pistols, sewing machines. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Interesting Museum. Some very good artefacts and history of Ronda...
  • This is such a wonderfully curated museum. Not sparse, not overcrowded. The selection of historical objects are excellent. Anyone with a curious mind or enjoys engineering, craftmanship, romanticism, science, military or the mystical will be happy here and almost all descriptions come with English translations. My dad (69yrs) and me (29yrs) had so much to talk about and learn from each other about the various parts. It was a great bonding experience. I wouldn't call this a place for kids or young families, but a relaxing, quiet, thought-provoking museum to visit for adults and young adults. You're free to take pictures, explore at your own pace and even climb upon the carriages for a picture of you like (even though we didn't partake)! Local context for the photographic and cinematographic exhibit was particularly wonderful. The entire building with the indoor courtyard was stunning. Can't praise this place enough - a very refreshing and tranquil experience that's tourist friendly without being expensive, over the top or pandering.
  • Well worth the fee for this visit to a very diverse collection, which covers just about everything you could imagine, plus a surprise or two
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