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Episcopal Museum of Vic

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  • One of the rooms in the Episcopal Museum of Vic © Museo Episcopal de Vic

    One of the rooms in the Episcopal Museum of Vic © Museo Episcopal de Vic

  

Category

Fine Arts

Owner

Private
Plaza Bisbe Oliba 3
08500 Vic
Barcelona, Catalonia

Telephone+34 938869360

Fax+34 938869361

E-mailinformacio@museuepiscopalvic.com

Websitehttp://www.museuepiscopalvic.com

Located alongside the Cathedral, this museum is home to masterpieces of Romanesque and Gothic painting and sculpture. You can also see other collections with work in precious metals, textiles, wrought iron, glassware and ceramics, offering a complete look at the history of religious and decorative art in Catalonia.

Essential works

  • 'Descent of Erill la Vall' © Museu Episcopal de Vic.   Joan M. Díaz

    The descent of Erill la Vall

    One of the most important 12th-century European Romanesque sculpture groups, in view of its outstanding artistic quality and its monumental character.

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  • 'Cloth of the witches'. Front view © Abegg-Stiftung, CH 3132 Riggisberg, 2000 (Photo: Christoph von Viràg)

    Altar front known as 'The cloth of the witches'

    The 'Cloth of the witches' or 'Antipendium of the witches' is an outstanding woven cloth from the period of Al Andalus which according to tradition was used on the front of an altar,

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  • 'Wall paintings in the apse of Sant Sadurní de Osormort'. Detail © Museu Episcopal de Vic.   Carles Aymerich

    Wall paintings in the apse of Sant Sadurní de Osormort

    This site contains all the surviving fragments of the wall paintings in the apse of Sant Sadurní de Osormort.

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  • 'Altarpiece dedicated to Saint Francis'. Detail © Museu Episcopal de Vic.   Joan M. Díaz

    Altarpiece dedicated to Saint Francis

    This large altarpiece in the church of Santa Clara is the most important work by Lluís Borrassà remaining in existence. It is considered one of the masterpieces of European painting in the early international Gothic style.

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  • 'Altarpiece of the Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension of Christ'. Detail © Museu Episcopal de Vic.   Gabriel Salvans

    Altarpiece of the Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension of Christ

    A masterpiece of Catalan Gothic sculpture. Executed with the utmost detail, the altarpiece was created by a group of sculptors specialising in alabaster.

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  • 'Virgin of Boixadors'. Front view © Museu Episcopal de Vic.   Joan M. Díaz

    Virgin of Boixadors

    This is one of the most outstanding pieces in the museum's collection of Gothic sculpture. It is also a magnificent example of the Marian iconography of the Gothic period.

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  • 'Altar of Santa Maria de Lluçà'. Detail © Museu Episcopal de Vic.   Joan M. Díaz

    Altar of Santa Maria de Lluçà

    This is a significant example dating from the last period of the Italian-Byzantine trend which came to Catalonia in around the year 1200 and which evolved until the mid-13th century.

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  • 'Mummy and anthropomorphic sarcophagus'. Detail © Museu Episcopal de Vic.   Joan M. Díaz

    Mummy and anthropomorphic sarcophagus of the priestess Amón Nadegaubastisred

    The exceptional beauty of this piece from Egypt makes it one of the highlights of the various mummies conserved in museums in Catalonia.

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  • 'Baldachin of Ribes'. Detail © Museu Episcopal de Vic.   Joan M. Díaz

    Baldachin of Ribes

    The style of this baldachin (a pavilion covering the altar) corresponds to the Romanesque geometrising trend, whose maximum exponent was the Master of San Clemente de Taüll.

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  • 'Processional cross potent'. Detail © Museu Episcopal de Vic: Gabriel Salvans

    Processional cross potent

    This cross of outstanding beauty is one of the first known examples of precious metalwork in the Catalan Gothic style.

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Come and visit

Timetables

Apr 01 to Sep 30

Tuesday to Friday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Saturday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Oct 01 to Mar 31

Tuesday to Friday

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Saturday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Rates

Adults: €7

Groups: €5

Reduced: €3,5

Children: Free admission

ICOM members and associations: Free admission

Services

Cloakroom service

Guided tours

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Disabled toilets

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