The Museum

You can accede to the museum through the spiral staircase located in the canary courtyard. In the museum, you can find a range of rooms with the aesthetic and enviroment of past ages.

The salon

Everything that we can see in the salon of the house, remains practically the same as it was when it was lived in. . this was the place where they received visits and where the family, after lunch, chatted. The visits, were a special part of the social live of the noblesse families in la Villa of La Orotava in the past centuries. The custom, took such strength , that the visits were written down so as not o forget to return them.

The salón is divided in two rooms, the dining room and the salon, something habitual in the nobility houses of that time. Both conserve the objects that have always formed part of the living quarters. From the family portraits, the books that have passed from generation in generation and with a great historic value, a jukebox, a piano, collection of photography’s, and the furniture in general. All of the crockery is from England, and some of the books are in german owing to the  Austrian ancestors of the family.

Leaving this living quarters you can enjoy an authentic canary balcony with more than three centuries of history, from here you can learn out over the courtyard and see more carefully the architecture of all the building.

 

 

The Alcove/bedroom

This is the only zone of the museum, that isnt in its original position. The house was distributed in such a way that all the bedrooms were in the upper floor, while in this floor, was where they located those living quarters  in which were realized the different jobs of the daily life  of the house. For that, this alcoba, was before a sewing room and now it’s an exact reproduction of one of the rooms of the top part and which they decided to bring down to make it easier to visit.

Such furniture as are the other objects are all originals. This stay communicates with the rest of the house through a gallery that count with photography’s and objects from the family, witness of uncountable histories.

 

 

The Larder

The larder of the house was the place where the kept the food before of being cooked and consumed. Almost everything was kept in boxes for a better preservation, as you can appreciate in the great amount of recipients existing in the larder. Most of them were made with crystal or ceramic, though also is highlighted some basketry.

 

 

The kitchen

The kitchen was certainly the place with the most activity of the house, being always in operation. Both the kitchenette as well as the furnace were of wood, that also would produced heat for the rest of the house. Here you can see the chests to store the grain, as well as big jars where they stored the water. Between the architectonic aspects, we emphasize the great hood where the smokes goes out, the poyo over bars of tea and the possibility to see the original covered walls of the house made of stone. Both the poyo and the lower part of the walls are covered by tiles with a stretched cenefa that show marks of the intensive use of the kitchen.

If we keep walking to the exit, we can also see a destiladera and the bathroom that conserve the original elements of the house, between which stand out the objects of the wash basin, the bath an the toilet.