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Museo de Arte Sacro

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The Santa María Magdalena Parish Church is home to the Museum of Sacred Art. Opened in December 2010, boasts a fascinating collection of liturgical objects. The ceremonial items, treasured throughout the Church’s history, are on display in a designated area of the Church. Imagery, documents, paintings, handcrafted gold and silver artefacts, ceramics, and textiles, from the 16th century to the present day, are assembled in a diverse and interesting exhibition. Highlights include the remarkable artefacts such as choir books and the Cross of Francisco de Alfaro from the late 16th century.

Other noteworthy items are a gilded silver chalice made in Guatemala by Pedro Valenzuela in 1775, and a Colonial-Rococo-style altar set comprising an altar cross, three sacra manuscripts, two lecterns, a small thurible and silver candelabras by Vicente Gargallo in 1796. It also boasts a remarkable collection of choral and missal books, liturgical tunics, ceramics, paintings and sculptures dated between the 16th and 18th centuries.

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