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Museum of La Noguera

Balaguer

<p>The Museu de la Noguera offers the visitor the chance to journey through the history of the coexistence of the three cultures of Al-Andalus: the Muslim, the Christian and the Jewish.</p>

The Museu de la Noguera offers the visitor the chance to journey through the history of the coexistence of the three cultures of Al-Andalus: the Muslim, the Christian and the Jewish.

The Museu de La Noguera conserves the archaeological and historical heritage of the city of Balaguer and fosters research based on this so as to integrate itself more fully with its hinterland.

The museum’s principal curatorial aim is to be a tool for the better understanding of the roots of the long-lasting coexistence between the three religious cultures that defined the history of Al-Andalus: the Muslim, the Christian and the Jewish. The Al-Andalus and feudal heritage of the region of la Noguera, and in particular of the city of Balaguer, makes our collection one of the most important from this period in Catalonia, not only for the quantity but also for the quality of the objects the museum holds. As such, it is an unparalleled frame of reference for an understanding of the history of Al-Andalus in Catalonia.

The museum coordinates a range of activities in the city and its wider region, through field research, the documentation and conservation of monuments, and a range of educational programmes.

SPACES

<p>The territorial and political framework of the northern frontier (Marca Superior) of Al-Andalus with the Catalan counties.</p>
Al-Andalus and the County of Urgell
Al-Andalus and the County of Urgell
<p>The archaeological remains of the Muslim medina (city in Arabic) of Balaguer are the most important in Catalonia.</p>
The Medina of Balaguer
The Medina of Balaguer
<p>Balaguer&rsquo;s Form&oacute;s castle was the centre of local power in the times of Al-Andalus and into the feudal period which followed them.</p>
Hisn Balagi
Hisn Balagi
<p>The appearance of the city would change greatly after the edict which expelled Jews beyond the city limits.</p>
City of Balaguer
City of Balaguer

OBJECTS

<p>Funeral pantheon of the Count of Urgell, &nbsp;Ermengol IX</p>
Tomb of Ermengol IX
Tomb of Ermengol IX
<p>Reclining images of two of the children of Count Alfons and Countess Teresa of Enten&ccedil;a, 14th century</p>
Tomb of two noble infants
Tomb of two noble infants
<p>Tremissis from the reign of Egica-Vitiza (700-702 AD) of Tarragona which were found at the Visigothic settlement of Bovalar</p>
Tremissis from the reign of Eg...
Tremissis from the reign of Egica-Vitiza

EXTENSIONS

<p>Taking its inspiration from the days when the gold-bearing waters of the Segre River were worked, visitors may try their luck at panning for gold, just like an old-time prospector.</p>
Gold panning Centre
Gold panning Centre
<p>The life-sized sculptures of human beings with Neolithic decorations that were found at Ser&oacute; are exhibited here.</p>
Seró: A Place that Transmits
Seró: A Place that Transmits
<p>A tour of the Archaeology Park &nbsp;reveals the interior of the Andalusine houses</p>
Pla d’Almatà Archaeological Pa...
Pla d’Almatà Archaeological Park

INFORMATION

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http://www.museucn.com
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museu@balaguer.net

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