City of Art of Olula del Río

The visit to the City of Art of Olula del Río, also known as the City of Culture, is of special relevance for all people who have a minimum interest in art.


The Casa Ibáñez Museum is one of the largest collections of Contemporary Art of Andalusia. Created by Andrés García Ibáñez (Olula del Río, 1971), a young and valued painter in contemporary Realism, it was inaugurated in November 2004. Since then, it has become the most significant cultural endowment in Almanzora and one of the most representative of the Spanish Southeast.

Inside you can admire works by Joaquin Soroya, Francisco de Goya, Antonio López, Andrés García Ibáñez, Capulet, Madrazo, Ignacio Zuloaga, etc.

The museum is part of the Andalusian Register of Museums of the Ministry of Culture of the Junta de Andalucía.


The museum of photography “Pérez Siquier” is a tribute to Carlos Pérez Siquier, who has donated most of the work that the museum contains.

Carlos Pérez Siquier (Almeria, 1930) is considered one of the pioneers of the photographic avant-garde in Spain and National Photography Prize in 2003. He is a supernumerary Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Our Lady of Sorrows in Granada.

It is the first museum in Spain dedicated to one of our great classic photographers. The 550 m² building houses five rooms around the original prototype of the monumental sculpture by Antonio López “Mujer de Coslada”, where mythical collections are exhibited: La Chanca in black and white, La Chanca in color, La Playa in the years 70, Color of the South and in the open-air patio, Pérez Siquier’s most abstract work.


The sculpture ‘Woman of the Almanzora‘ that the artist Antonio López has designed to preside over this enclosure in Olula del Río next to the Casa Ibáñez Museum and the Center of Photography ‘Pérez Siquier’, measuring 8 meters high, is made of white marble from Macael and is a recognition to the women of the Almanzora.

The list of awards and distinctions of Antonio López is very extensive and consolidate him as one of the great artists that currently has Spain: Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts, National Architecture Award of Spain, Velázquez Prize for Plastic Arts, Príncipe Prize Viana de la Cultura, International Medal of Arts, among others.

Places to eat: Restaurante Jardines la Tejera, Mesón de Huitar, Asador el Encuentro, Asador la Bodega

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