Angel Barrios Museum
Museum in Granada
Angel Barrios Museum is a museum to the work of the musician and composer Angel Barrios (1882–1964). It is located in the Alhambra Complex, in Granada, Spain.
The museum brings together an impressive family art gallery containing fantastic paintings from the turn of the century, musical scores, textual and graphical documentation, an extensive library, a collection of musical instruments, original furniture, objects d’art and beautiful furnishings.
History of the Angel Barrios Museum
In the 19th century, the Barrios family took up residence in this architectural complex on the Calle Real. It comprised the bathhouse of the Great Mosque and a Nasrid-era house, both which date back to the 14th century. Although over the years had undergone several transformations. The restoration of the buildings began in 1934, and was led by the monument’s conservation architects of the day: Leopoldo Torres Balbás and Francisco Prieto Moreno.
In 1975 a donation was made to the Alhambra and the Generalife committe by the artist’s daughter, Ángela Barrios Pavía, of a legacy including works of art, belongings from the family home, and objects of extraordinary value. These collections provided the content for the initial version of the museum, which was inaugurated in 1977.
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