Museo del Tratado de Tordesillas
Tuesdays to Sundays 10,00 to 14,00
Special openings 2021: April 1, 2 and 23, May 1, August 15, October 12, November 1, December 6 and 8.
Dates closed in 2021: September 8, 12 and 14, December 24, 25 and 31.
VISITA VIRTUAL AL MUSEO DEL TRATADO DE TORDESILLAS y a las aulas que el Ayuntamiento tiene cedidas a la Universidad de Valladolid: http://the-bentrider-fameuhly.eu/casasdeltratado/
By means of two chambers included, the museum tries to reveal those historical, geographical, political and social aspects proper of that moment of time. The pieces chosen for the exhibit will help visitants of the Museum to understad the historical relevance of the Tordesillas Treaty.
The visit has been arranged in three different parts. At the beginning, visitants go for an imaginary walk through primitive cartographic knowledge "The world before the Treaty". Then, it can be contemplated Cristobal Colón idea of the world that led him to try to arrive in the Orient through the western world.
After that, visitants can gaze at the idea Cristóbal Colón had about the world, what led him to try to arrive in the Orient through the Western World. That new approach made diplomatic problems between Castile and Portugal were on the negotiation table. Those agreements and its development are reflected on maps about "The Treaty's World". The knowledge about that period is completed with the naves' copy that Colón commanded while he travelled to discover the new world as well as several books, navigation's instruments and a copy of Tordesillas Treaty. The second room "The World after Tordesillas Treaty" shows the exchanges that took place between both worlds once it became aware that the new territories were totally unknown. In fact, it was a world to be discovered.
The museum has multimedia systems such as audio-visual and interactive information points which have been translated into different languages so that visitors have a better understanding of the contents of the museum and access information in a quick and easy way.