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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
C/ Cadenas de San Gregorio 1, 2, 3
47011 Valladolid
Valladolid, Castile-Leon

Telephone+34 983250375 - +34 983254083

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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  • '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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  • 'Santa Eulalia' © Ministerio de Cultura

    Santa Eulalia

    It shows Eulalia in her martyrdom in 304 after refusing to make a sacrifice to pagan gods. It reflects the sensitivity of the Rococo period, which is able to interpret elegantly even the most dramatic themes.  

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  • 'Holy Face or Veronica's Veil' © Ministerio de Cultura

    Holy Face or Veronica's Veil

    Francisco de Zurbarán, who incarnates the purest view of Spanish mysticism, painted many versions of this theme and dealt with them in a masterly way.  

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  • 'I'm thirsty' © Ministerio de Cultura

    I'm thirsty

    This is the first known religious image created by the artist, and highlights his great creative talents. This can be seen in the anatomical treatment, the expressiveness and the dynamic but harmonious gesture of each figure.

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  • ' Tomb of Bishop Diego de Avellaneda' © Ministerio de Cultura

    Tomb of Bishop Diego de Avellaneda

    The tomb of the Bishop of Tuy, Diego de Avellaneda, features one of the most outstanding examples of 16th century Spanish funerary sculpture of its kind.

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  • 'San Benito Stalls' © Ministerio de Cultura

    San Benito Stalls

    As well as its artistic quality, it holds information about the history of the Benedictine Order in Spain.

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  • College of San Gregorio Stalls © Ministerio de Cultura

    San Francisco Stalls

    These stalls, by Pedro de Sierra, are some of the most outstanding Castilian Baroque works.

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  • 'Ares Ludovisi' (reproduction). National Sculpture Museum. Valladolid © Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

    Ares Ludovisi (reproduction)

    Felipe IV commissioned a cast of the sculpture from Velazquez, when the painter travelled to Italy. It became one of the most renowned copies of the 17th century.

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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

Closing days: Monday

Rates

General: €3

Reduced: €1,50

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