Middle Ages

This collection spans the period of time stretching from the 4th century to the end of the 15th century.

It comprises objects belonging to three different cultural contexts, although the second and third contexts overlapped in time and space: the Visigothic kingdom of Toledo (Guarrazar Hoard), the Hispano-Islamic world (ivory pyxides and caskets, architectural elements and pottery), and the Christian kingdoms (everyday and religious objects from León, Asturias and Palencia).

Finally, there is an exceptional group of assorted Mudejar pieces from different places, representing the Muslim presence in Christian Spain.


Here you will find objects related to three different cultural contexts: the Visigothic kingdom of Toledo (5th-8th century); the Hispano-Islamic world (8th-15th century), comprising the Caliphate, Taifa and Nasrid periods; and the Christian kingdoms (8th-15th century), characterised by the development of the Pre-Romanesque, Romanesque and Gothic styles in the cities and monasteries and along the Way of Saint James. Meanwhile, a series of Mudejar objects illustrate the Muslim presence in Christian Spain.