Because of the dramatic intensity of the works, the serene beauty of the building and its modern presentation, this is undisputedly one of the most unique museums in the world.
The religious sculptures by great Spanish Renaissance and Baroque artists, such as Juan de Juni, Alonso Berruguete and Gregorio Fernández, are some of the most outstanding in Spanish art history and the highlights of the Museum’s collections. This type of sculpture displayed a creativity with an unprecedented imaginative force in the 16th and 17th centuries. The combination of art, religion and power offers visitors a number of ways of interpreting, learning about and enjoying the works. In addition, since December 2011, the Museum also houses the collections of the former Museo Nacional de Reproducciones Artísticas
The main building of the Museum is the Colegio de San Gregorio, a magnificent 15th-century building devoted to the training of theologians, mystics and inquisitors, with the nearby Palacio de Villena and Casa del Sol buildings housing part of the collection
Las sedes del museo se caracterizan por mantener en buena medida su estructura original. El recorrido obliga a salvar desniveles, realizar salidas al exterior, y a atravesar puertas angostas que limitan la comodidad del visitante. La reciente renovación arquitectónica y museográfica han intentado paliar estos inconvenientes mediante rampas y ascensores. Además, para las personas con movilidad reducida, ofrecemos un recorrido alternativo, sillas de ruedas y aseos adaptados.
El museo dispone de bancos, sillones y zonas de descanso a lo largo de todo el recorrido.
The Orange Foundation has funded the installation of a serial of technological resources deleting the acoustic barriers for those people that use hearing aids or cochlear implants:
Also, Orange Foundation has supplied magnifiers that ease the lecture of catalogues, informative panels, and informative sheets. Moreover, the museum’s elevators are marked in Braille and raised letters. Futhermore, the placards and all informative material are presented in a type of letter big enough for all people with visual disabilities.
The museum is multilingual. Therefore, all the distributed information along the route is provided in several languages. The graphics that go with each work and the texts of each room are written in Spanish and English. Meanwhile, guides, catalogues, and informative sheets are written in Spanish, English and also in French. Besides, there are available audio guides for multilingual adults and children.
The presentation of the permanent exhibition follows the diaphanous spatial criteria, discretion and sobriety; visual accessibility of works always attending to their different sizes, intimate lighting and cozy atmosphere.
The introductory panels of the rooms, placards, audiovisual and explanatory texts are oriented to facilitate the accessibility to all visitors with a clear non-technical language to ensure a simple and quick comprehension and mainly stimulating.
HOW TO REACH
BUS: Lines 1 and 2 (from the bus and train stations).
PARKING: Plaza de Portugalete (beside the Cathedral) and Plaza Mayor car parks
Adults: 3 euros
Groups: 1,50 euros
Children and students: free entry
16.00 to 19.30 Saturdays and 10.00 to 14.00 Sundays
18th April, World Heritage Day
18th May, International Museum Day
12nd October, National Day of Spain
6th December, Spanish Constitution Day
Annual card: 25€
Thu 10:00-14:00 16:00-19:30
Fri 10:00-14:00 16:00-19:30
Sat 10:00-14:00 16:00-19:30
Tue 10:00-14:00 16:00-19:30
Wed 10:00-14:00 16:00-19:30
Thu 10:00-14:00 16:00-19:30
Calle Cadenas de San Gregorio, 1
Castille and León