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Musèu dera Val d'Aran

Vielha e Mijaran

<p>Val d&acute;Aran Museum (Vielha )</p>

Val d´Aran Museum (Vielha )

The Musèu dera Val d'Aran was inaugurated in 1984 in La Torre del General Martinhon, the seventeenth century castle-fortress that is one of Vielha’s landmarks. Much enlarged since then, the museum is an ideal starting point for an exploration of the history, culture and popular traditions of Aran.

A network of interpretative centres developed by the Museu dera Val d'Aran in other parts of the valley offers further opportunities to learn more of the way of life of the people who have inhabited these mountains and valleys in the past. Our permanent and temporary exhibitions, guided tours, printed and digital information, and educational activities, are all directed towards making this history better known.

Because knowing the past helps us to better understand the present and to imagine and create the future, the Musèu dera Val d'Aran works to identify, conserve and study Aran's multifaceted material and spiritual heritage.

SPACES

<p>Male silver-washed fritillary &ndash; <em>Argynnis paphia.</em></p>
The birthplace of the Garonne river
The birthplace of the Garonne river
<p>The conquest of the mountains: Prehistory in the Val d&rsquo;Aran.</p>
The conquest of the mountains: Prehistory in the Val d’Aran
The conquest of the mountains: Prehistory in the Val d’Aran
<p>The conquest of the mountains: the Romanization of Aran.</p>
The conquest of the mountains: the Romanization of Aran
The conquest of the mountains: the Romanization of Aran
<p>View of Cast&egrave;th Leon drawn by the engineer Tiburcio Spannochi in 1594 (A. G. de Simancas).</p>
A country on the frontier. Defending Aran’s borders
A country on the frontier. Defending Aran’s borders
<p>Miners at the Vict&ograve;ria mine, Arres de Jos. Photo courtesy of Manolito de &ccedil;o de Paula.</p>
Forging the present. The time of the mines in Aran
Forging the present. The time of the mines in Aran

OBJECTS

<p>Grave goods from the Mijaran cist grave, 1400-1200 BC.</p>
Grave goods
Grave goods
<p>Unh&ograve;la Cinerary Urn, Iron Age, 800- 600 BC.</p>
Cinerary Urn
Cinerary Urn
<p><em>Terra</em> <em>sigillata</em> goblet, Haro de Gar&ograve;s necropolis, fourth to fifth centuries AD.</p>
Terra sigillata glass
Terra sigillata glass
<p>Sword, Castell de Pijoert, Les, fifteenth century.</p>
Sword
Sword
<p>Bronze cannon and cannon balls, Castell de Pijoert, Les, fifteenth century.</p>
Bronze cannon and cannon balls
Bronze cannon and cannon balls
<p>Coins from the mines at Boss&ograve;st.</p>
Coins
Coins

EXTENSIONS

<p>Main fa&ccedil;ade of the &Ccedil;&ograve; de Joanchiquet de Vilam&ograve;s Ecomuseum</p>
Joanchiquet Ecomuseum (Vilamòs...
Joanchiquet Ecomuseum (Vilamòs)
<p>The Nere River powered the Fabrica dera Lan factory as well as the saw works and several flour mills</p>
Fabrica dera Lan
Fabrica dera Lan
<p>Every year the village of Arties holds its local festival for St John, with a mass in the church</p>
Church of Sant Joan d'Arties
Church of Sant Joan d'Arties
<p>Era M&ograve;la (Flour Mill) in Salard&uacute;.</p>
Salardú Flour Mill
Salardú Flour Mill
<p>The Bassa d&rsquo;Arres lake is the start of a visit to this high-altitude mining operation</p>
Victòria Mine
Victòria Mine

INFORMATION

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WEBSITE
http://www.cultura.conselharan.org/content/view/183/137/lang,catalan/
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EMAIL
Info.museu@aran.org

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