The Botijo Museum. Pablo Castelo Villaoz

Villena, Alicante ( Valencian Community, Spain )

Museo del Botijo

The Botijo Museum was founded in 1970 in the city of Villena by the collector Pablo Castelo Villaoz. The museum houses a comprehensive and detailed monograph dedicated to botijos from different parts of the world, made from a variety of materials ranging from wood to ceramics, displaying a diversity of shapes and styles. The various museum rooms exhibit over 1200 specimens of these objects.

The museum is located in the house of its founder. Built in the early 20th century, the residence has largely preserved its original structure, with the kitchen being particularly notable, featuring traditional tools from that era.

The museum's collection includes a variety of specimens made from different materials such as metal, wood, and fired clay. However, the greatest diversity can be observed in the designs of the botijos, which feature anthropomorphic, zoomorphic, phytomorphic, and architectural shapes and motifs, among others.

The museum can be visited by prior reservation and appointment.

The Villena Botijo Museum