My Favourite Museum - Museo de Agricola in Úbeda, Jaén

This post is my Across the Cafe Table chat with The Travel Belles in response to the question "What´s Your Favourite Museum?"

Without a doubt my favourite museum was a stumble-upon gasp of pleasure. I love old, battered and clutter. So when I came across a brilliant white frontage smothered in old worn implements I had to explore some more.

The Museo de Agricola is unsigned, a back street stroll, not really lost just an exploring kind of amble found me gob-wide, stock-still and camera out in the middle of the road. Well narrow back street.

Not only a display of old agricultural artifacts but a bar and restaurant filled of more of the same. Every surface, nook and bit of wall displayed an array of recognizable and completely weird with not-a-clue what they were bits and bobs.

I felt completely at home, my style, dark and cluttered, interesting and odd. My beer disappeared before my eyes stopped gazing around, and that was just the bar. The interior restaurant, a two storey now glass roofed patio, held even more items and larger ones too. Mill wheel fountains and cartwheel candle holders, yokes and churns, pots and urns.

I promised myself I´d be back to sample the restaurant museum. Promises have no completion date. So little time so much to see, an unconventional museum/bar/restaurant and my absolute favourite so far.

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  1. this place looks absolutely fabulous.. I would have felt right at home here too! A restaurant museum? But is there a museum restaurant?? :) Thanks you so much for playing! I need to learn more about this amazing place you live (?) and write about.

  2. It is fabulous. The whole region of Andalucia is diverse and unique. I´ve never been disappointed in all my explorations here.

    You´ll just have to plan another trip!

  3. Wow!! What a quirky and funky place - I love it. :-) You'd never be bored for a moment in this jumble of interesting bits and bobs. :-)

  4. This sounds amazing! I have to say that the idea of old agricultural clutter appeals to me more than a 'traditional' museum, probably because it's completely different. Or it could just be because there's potential to eat there too...

  5. I love the look of this museum - I definitely want to visit! What a great little place!

  6. Wow Rachel!

    I'd hate to wind up in that bar having one too many cervezas.

  7. Wonderful! A museum and beer!

    Kathryn Schipper

  8. Aaaaa this is one of my favorite places in Úbeda!!! This was the hotel I stayed in when I first moved to town (first few days in Spain, too!) and had a great experience—the owners were super friendly, the rooms were comfortable and clean, and the food was really tasty, too. I love going back every month or so for tapas or dinner.


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