Address: Museo de Relojes, C/ Cervantes 3, 11403 Jerez de la Frontera, firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: +34 95618 2100
Website: Clock Museum, Jerez
Ticket prices: Adults 6€, Groups 5,50€, Reduced 3€
- All year except Monday and January
10am to 3pm – Tuesday-Sunday and holidays
5pm to 7pm – Tuesday-Saturday, except holidays
- Sundays and holidays, open only in the morning
- February, November and December only mornings
What to expect: To fully experience the Clock Museum (Museo de Relojes), arrive on the hour when its 302 clocks chime, clang, or ring simultaneously. Short on time (excuse the pun), stay only for the English clocks that chime every 15 minutes and the French clocks every 30. The exquisite, two-story museum strikes a harmonious chord, especially with Bach background music and 16th-century tapestries decorating some walls.
The one-of-a-kind clocks, created from the 17th to the 19th centuries, are displayed in separate areas by the country of origin. French clocks are more decorative. The ten rooms of the refurbished 19th-century palace are dimly lit but the clocks are spotlighted on pedestals, within wooden cabinets or on long shelves. All clocks are wound weekly by a clockmaker. He's the sole person allowed to touch the timepieces. An added exhibit here is the 140 walking sticks, mainly 19th-century English. And be sure to look up at the vaulted ceilings covered with hand-painted murals. All information is in four languages and guided tours are available.