Museum of Military Miniatures in Jaca

Museums are fantastic places where you can discover a lot of things about something in particular, whether it is about painting, sculptures or the history of any city, country or civilization. There are also other museums that are more curious where you can discover truly original content. One of them is the Museum of Military Miniatures, which is in Pony (Huesca) and where you can discover a wide collection of lead figurines that tell part of the story.

Carlos Royo-Villanova, creator of this museum, began collecting these figures in the 1960s, and remained so for more than 20 years until he managed to collect more than 35,000 pieces of the different armies and times around the world. The Jaca City Council acquired this collection in 1984 and exhibited it in a small room that ended up being closed as environmental conditions deteriorated the pieces. In 2003, work began on its restoration and a new space was created so that they could be in optimal conditions.

So, since April 11, 2007 this museum has been reopened, which you can now visit in the San Pedro Castle, also known as the Citadel and which is one of the most beautiful and emblematic places in the city. A castle that is the ideal environment for this spectacular collection since you will see it in an environment that still preserves its barracks, bastions, moats, powder kegs, tunnels ...

In addition, this museum also aims to enhance its educational nature by developing different scripts so that both adults and children can know what each representation owes and what history it has behind it. You can enjoy the reenactment of battles and armies from all over the world, such as the Roman Empire, classical Greece, the Crown of Aragon, the Crusades, the time of Napoleon, the Spanish armies or the great wars of the 20th century. Guided tours are organized for small groups and audio guides can also be hired.

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