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Hospital de Santa María Review

The Renaissance stone facade of this 14th-century building has carvings of shells—an allusion to the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. Inside, a charming courtyard is lined with Renaissance double arches and filled with orange trees. A former hospital, it now houses the Museo Etnográfico Textil Provincial Pérez Enciso (Provincial Ethnographic Textile Museum), with interesting displays of more than 5,000 artifacts, including ancient kitchen tools, textile-manufacturing equipment, and folk dresses. It's the only museum of its kind in Extremadura.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Pl. del Marqués de la Puebla s/n, Plasencia, 10600
  • Phone: 927/421843
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: July and Aug., Mon.–Sat. 9:30–2:30; Sept.–June, Wed.–Sat. 11–2 and 5–8, Sun. 11–2
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  • Location: Plasencia
Updated: 06-13-2013

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