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National Sculpture Museum

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  • Detail of the upper gallery of the cloister in the College of San Gregorio, Valladolid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Detail of the upper gallery of the cloister in the College of San Gregorio, Valladolid © Ministerio de Cultura

  • General view of the cloister of the College of San Gregorio, Valladolid © Ministerio de Cultura

    General view of the cloister of the College of San Gregorio, Valladolid © Ministerio de Cultura

  • Chapel of the College of San Gregorio, Valladolid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Chapel of the College of San Gregorio, Valladolid © Ministerio de Cultura

  

Category

Fine Arts

Owner

State
Calle Cadenas de San Gregorio 1, 2, 3
47011 Valladolid
Valladolid, Castile-Leon

Telephone+34 983250375

Fax+34 983259300

E-mailmuseoescultura@mecd.es

Websitehttp://museoescultura.mcu.es/

A museum of Spanish sculpture

It is one of the most original museums in the world thanks to the dramatically intense works of art, the beauty of the building and the modernity of the presentation.

Devotional sculpture by great Spanish Renaissance and Baroque artists, such as Juan de Juni, Alonso Berruguete and Gregorio Fernández is one of the most relevant hallmarks of Spanish history and the highlight of the collections in this museum. This type of sculpture launched its creativity with unprecedented imagination in the 16th and 17th centuries. The blend of art, religion and power offers visitors a range of interpretations and forms of knowledge and enjoyment. Furthermore, since December 2011 the museum houses the collections from the former National Museum of Artistic Reproductions.

The museum's main site is the College of San Gregorio, a magnificent 15th-century building which was originally used as a training centre for theologians, mystics and inquisitors. The museum also comprises the neighbouring buildings of the Villena Palace and the Casa del Sol.

Essential works

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  • 'Adoration of the Magi' © Ministerio de Cultura

    Adoration of the Magi

    It is one of the most beautiful reliefs on the altarpiece. Its Mannerist style stands out with the predominance of the figures over the empty space, and the density of elements in a minimal space.

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  • 'Head of Saint Peter' © Ministerio de Cultura

    Head of Saint Paul

    The culminating work of Villabrille, which shows great technical virtuosity and is an example of the dramatic character of Spanish Baroque.

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  • 'Recumbent Christ' © Ministerio de Cultura

    Recumbent Christ

    The sculpture combines careful sculpting, polychrome hairpieces, in an effort to achieve a realistic image.

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  • 'Burial of Christ' © Ministerio de Cultura

    Burial of Christ

    This group has a distinctly theatrical quality, and features a polychrome finish which has been achieved with exquisite attention to detail.

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  • 'Virgin and Child' © Ministerio de Cultura

    Virgin and Child

    This work fulfils all the principles of the Renaissance ideal: harmonious proportions, soft transitions, serene attitudes, solid and compact bodies, and the predominance of the science of space.

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  • 'Magdalene penitent' © Ministerio de Cultura

    The Penitent Magdalene

    One of Mena's most personal creations and towering work in Spanish plastic arts.

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  • 'Pietà' © Ministerio de Cultura

    Pietà

    This sculpture belongs to the group known as the “Beautiful Pities” and which correspond closely to the mystical texts of the time.

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  • 'Altarpiece of the Life of the Virgin, or Altarpiece of the Descent' © Ministerio de Cultura

    Altarpiece of the Life of the Virgin

    This is a towering example of the Flemish export of works of sculpture to Castile, where they were highly esteemed.

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  • 'Portrait of the Duke of Lerma, Don Francisco Gómez de Sandoval y Rojas' © Ministerio de Cultura

    Portrait of the Duke of Lerma, Don Francisco Gómez de Sandoval y Rojas

    One of the sculptures with which the author set the guidelines for a real school at court.

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  • 'San Sebastián' © Ministerio de Cultura

    San Sebastián

    A sculpture that represents San Sebastián, a Roman officer, during his first martyrdom after becoming a Christian.

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Collections

The museum's collection is part of the collective catalogue of the Digital Network of Spanish Museum Collections (CERES), conceived as a space for dissemination which enables visitors to browse the various museum collections using the identifying features of each item (author, type of object, iconography, etc.).


Come and visit

Timetables

Tuesday to Saturday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

4:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Rates

General: €3

Reduced: €1,50

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