Museo Lara (Lara Museum), Ronda

Museo Lara (Lara Museum), Ronda

Housed in the historical building called the "Palace of the Count of the Conquest of the Batanes Islands," Lara Museum is a private museum showcasing the collections of Juan Antonio Lara Jury. Juan's passion is collecting a wide range of bizarre and curious items. His passion took hold at age 10 with coins, and it never relented.

The 18th-century Palace house is located on Arminan Street (Calle de Arminan) in the Old City. It is a house with two upper stories and an interior courtyard. The upper floor is packed with old watches, handguns, sewing machines, typewriters, and microscopes. The lower floor has movie projectors and bullfighting gear. But the cellar houses the creepy stuff.

"Below stairs" we have witchcraft and the Spanish Inquisition. Mannequins garbed as Inquisitor's man a stretching rack, and other torture devices. They are armed with menacing, pointed steel instruments. Witchcraft displays feature bat-headed tarantulas, dragons, and a frog-faced raggedy old witch brewing something vile.

The Lara Museum is the work of a single person with a very specific taste. It's a little bit scary. Scary, maybe, but fascinating as well.

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Sight Name: Museo Lara (Lara Museum)
Sight Location: Ronda, Spain (See walking tours in Ronda)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Ancient rock paintings found in the area tell us Ronda was settled by Celts, who called it "Arunda." Phoenicians and Romans followed the Celts. Muslim rule was established in 713 by the Umayyads, who called it the "Castle of Rundah." Islamic domination ended in 1485 when Rodrigo, Duke of Cadiz, conquered the city.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles