Muel is famous not only for its ceramics but also because of the paintings by Goya in the Nuestra Señora de la Fuente Hermitage. The village is only 25 km away from Zaragoza. The origins of the ceramics lie in Moorish craftsmanship (prior to their expulsion from Spain in the 17th century) and in Valencian pottery. The fusion of these two styles resulted in a characteristic decorative look which particularly utilises green and blue glazes. Ceramic production in Muel had almost died out altogether by the beginning of the 20th century but, after 1964, the Aragonese Regional Government actively encouraged its development by founding a museum and workshop-school which has achieved international recognition. The museum also puts on temporary exhibitions of ceramics by important artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Miró and Chagall.
- Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM, Monday to Friday from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums