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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  • We were pleasantly surprised with a visit to the Museum, since we found it by chance. Have it very well distributed by topics and well clear explanations. You learn a lot of what they did at that time. Sincerely, I advise a lot a visit to anyone who wants to see it.
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  • Mad as a box of frogs and delightful and scary in equal doses. Not your average museum but something for everyone especially if you like clay pipes and torture. Seriously DO NOT MISS THIS PIECE OF ECC...  more »
  • Good for my very handsome so there are very different thing and things very curious to see recommend it and if them a little throughout its history, worth seeing it
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  • 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.
  • As noted a very interesting place for adults and really not advertised. I only found it by chance, could have spent longer there.
  • We had a little time to kill and thought we'd pop in to the Museum to see what was in there. I was very impressed with the volume of interesting things inside, it has a wide range of items from old cameras to pots and pans. It felt like a fun place to be and with the extra room at the back and the basement it was much larger than you think. Well worth the entry fee.
  • This place is a hidden gem. Incredibly rich and well maintained. Is a top attraction in Ronda suffering from insufficient advertising
  • Very interesting and quirky place, loved the witchcraft basement. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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