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Diocesan Museum of Religious Art

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  • Cloister Diocesan Museum of Religious Art in Orihuela (Alicante) © Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro de Orihuela

    Cloister Diocesan Museum of Religious Art in Orihuela (Alicante) © Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro de Orihuela

  • Room in the Diocesan Museum of Religious Art in Orihuela (Alicante) © Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro de Orihuela

    Room in the Diocesan Museum of Religious Art in Orihuela (Alicante) © Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro de Orihuela

  

Category

Religious art

Owner

Catholic church and other religious institutions
C/ Ramón y Cajal, s/n
03300 Orihuela
Alicante - Alacant, Valencia

Telephone+34 966743627

E-mailinfo@museodeartesacro.es

Websitehttp://www.museodeartesacro.es

The Diocesan Museum of Religious Art in Orihuela holds an interesting collection, including paintings, sculptures, precious metalwork, textiles and furniture.

The museum is situated in the Episcopal Palace, a 16th century building. In the chapel we find the most important painting in its collection: "The Temptation of St Thomas Aquinas", by Diego Velázquez. There are also paintings by Sánchez Coello and the school of Juan de Juanes, amongst others.

Regarding sculptures, there are medieval works such as the Enthroned Virgin, dating from the 13th century. It also holds an important set of precious metalwork items, some of them Italian, such as the Cardinal Despuig's chalice. There are also textile items, manuscripts and incunabula, such as, for example, the "Nuremberg Chronicle" (1493).

Essential works

  • 'The temptation of Saint Thomas' © Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro de Orihuela

    The temptation of Saint Thomas

    This splendid painting from the master Velazquez dates from shortly after his return from Italy in 1631.

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Come and visit

Timetables

Sep 01 to Jun 14

Monday to Saturday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Closing days: Sunday

Jun 15 to Aug 31

Monday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Closing days: Sunday

Rates

General: €4

Reduced: €2

Services

Cloakroom service

Baby chairs

Guided tours

Accessibility

Lift

Disabled toilets

Wheelchairs

Find tourist information in the surroundings

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