Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New museum in Orihuela

The Museum of Sacred Art in Palacio Episcopal in Orihuela will open its doors late February.

The Episcopal Palace was declared a National Monument in 1975 and is located opposite the Cathedral del Salvador y Santa Maria. It was built during the second half of the 16th Century and was extended and refurbished in 1733.

The mayoress of Orihuela says that the new museum, housed in the Palace, will showcase the cities culture and that it aims to become the largest museum of religious art in the Valencian Region.. Various paintings, sculptures, gold works, textiles, furniture as well as Codices will be on display.

It is a magnificent building – well worth a visit.

1 comment:

Petrus said...

We'll be adding this to our list of places to visit - looks interesting ..

And yes Spain can be very cold in winter especially with cold tile floors in all the homes.