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Museo del azulejo “ Manolo Safont”


Onda

This museum is located on the outskirts of the town, on the highway leading to Artesa. The interior of this impressive modern building displays the rich ceramic history and tradition of the town with its more than 80,000 objects, all of them related to tiles, a sector which has become the economic driving force of the city.

Numerous ceramic pieces are exhibited in the museum and there are items ranging from Gothic tiles to modern-day products. This makes it a living museum. The largest collections are those of ceramics produced in Onda for the past 200 years.

Other collections in the museum correspond to a series of ethnological objects such as machines, tools... apart from documentation and other archival sources (drawings, stencils, catalogues, photos...) related to the overall process of the manufacturing, design and sale of tiles.

The museum includes every requisite for the conservation and dissemination of information regarding tiles, such as a permanent exhibition that explains the historical, social, technical and economic contexts of tile making, and exhibitions featuring collections of 19th-century Modernist tiles.

The museum’s social commitment is evident from its restoration and conservation workshop, its specialised library, video and audio sections, the training classroom and the fact that it also houses the Onda School of Ceramics.


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