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Sacred Art Museum of the Collegiate Church of Our Lady of the Assumption

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The museum is located in the old sacristy of the Collegiate Church. Worthy of note is the collection of works made by Ribera (1616-1617) for the Duke of Osuna. There are also several choral books with beautiful Renaissance miniatures in bright colours. 

Other noteworthy objects include a 16th-century sculpture of Saint Sebastian, a Gothic alabaster relief of the Crucifixion from England, a Tabernacle-image of Our Lady of the Pomegranate from the mid-16th century and a 17th-century sculpture of Saint Clare. Splendid girih tiles, also from the mid-16th century, cover the walls and ceiling beams. 

The gold- and silverworks exhibited at the Collegiate Museum have exceptional artistic value. The oldest objects are a chalice and a processional cross from Valladolid in Flemish Gothic style. The Collegiate Church has boasts two monstrances. One is made with gold and silver in the purest Spanish Mannerist style, while the other is a magnificent Renaissance artwork decorated in the German-style in vogue during the late 16th-century and first half of 17th-century.

The room next to the sacristy houses an interesting collection of panel paintings from the second third of the 16th century, mostly copies of Flemish originals. The upper room of the museum houses what remains of the church’s old choir stalls, several paintings of minor interest, 17th and 18th-century embroideries, a pall, several silver staffs, documents and papal bulls.

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Opening times

Winter (16 September - 15 June):
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 – 14:30h and 16:00 – 18:00
Guided tours (prior booking) 10:15h-11:15h- 12:15h- 13:15h 16:00h- 17:00h
Summer (16 June - 15 September):
Tuesday - Sunday: 9:30 - 14:30
Thursday afternoon: 19:00 - 21:00
Guided tours (prior booking) 9:30, 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 13:15
Thursday: 19:00 and 20:00    

   

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