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Museo Episcopal de Vic

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Address: Plaza Bisbe Oliba 3, 08500, Vic, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 938 86 93 60
10:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Episcopal Museum of Vic (MEV), founded in 1891, houses a magnificent...

The Episcopal Museum of Vic (MEV), founded in 1891, houses a magnificent collection of medieval art with paintings and sculpture from the Catalan Romanesque and Gothic periods. The collections of precious metals, textiles, wrought ironwork, glass and ceramics offer a comprehensive journey through the history of liturgical and decorative art in Catalonia. This highly prized collection, including over 29,000 pieces, is exhibited in a new building on a site adjoining the cathedral, equipped with state-of-the-art exhibition facilities. Due to the exceptional interest of the museum's collections, in 2001 the museum was declared a museum of national interest by the Government of Catalonia.

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A fantastic museum to discover

The name of the museum "episcopal" may sound too religious and boring. But what a surprise! A fantastic collection of master pieces from archeologic findings to medieval ages and... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The name of the museum "episcopal" may sound too religious and boring. But what a surprise! A fantastic collection of master pieces from archeologic findings to medieval ages and even 18th century. Something you will never forget. To our knowledge, one of the best places in Europe!

Thank BloomSpoons
Marrakech, Morocco, Africa
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

i have been here twice. This is the perfect museum for lovers of marvelously preserved gothic art. Every time I go (even though the permanent collection doesn't change super frequently as far as I can tell), I see something new. It is really wondrous and a haven for the catalonian gothic art lover.

Thank travellingsteenz
Meze, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

well situated near the Cathedral, this majestic modern museum offers a very welcoming light and spacious hall with grand staircase and lifts to take you 4 floors of exhibitions in a most elegant architecture. The museum is well known mainly for its Romanesque and Gothic Catalan religious art. We only had an hour there before it closed at 2pm on... More 

Thank platypus06
Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Filled with lots of interesting local information and exhibits. Beautifully arranged over four floors. Antique glass ephemera, lots of church related ironwork and priest's / bishop's robes. Easy to spend 2 or three hours here.

Thank silverysue
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

On the day of our visit, we had this magnificent museum almost to ourselves. Great for us but more people should find their way here. The Romanesque collection is particularly outstanding, with pieces to match those at the Catalan museum in Barcelona and some, such as the wood carvings, not found at the larger, more famous museum. The Gothic collection... More 

Thank GailR52
Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

It preserves a magnificent collection of medieval art with masterpieces of painting and sculpture from the Romanesque and Gothic Catalan. The collections of jewelry, weaving, glass and ceramics provide a comprehensive overview of the history of liturgical art

Thank Jorge P
Vic, Spain
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

An excellent art museum where you can find the treasures of the catalan romanesque and gothic art. Moreover a part of this museum is dedicated to the archaeological discovers.

Thank Albert P
Museu Episcopal... C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Museo Episcopal de Vic, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion. We continue to work to improve the museum! More 

Perpignan, France
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Great collection of medieval art and Catalan culture in all media - painting, sculpture, glass, wrought iron. Excellent bookshop and the official guide is packed with illustrations and detailed explanations. There is also an interactive panel explaining the achievements of Bishop Oliba - a quite remarkable man.

Thank mikewestwood666
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

This museum has a fabulous collection of episcopal art treasures in fabulous condition from the 11th century till modern times. Even if you don't like that sort of thing you have to marvel at the quality of the exhibits.

Thank BaixEmporda
Rhinebeck, New York
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Reviewed 5 May 2015

This new, modern, well designed museum contains a collection of catalan romanesque and gothic painting and sculpture that is beautiful and powerful. Leave your time for the romanesque and gothic art on the main floor. It is the museum's treasure. Some of the material, frescoes in reproduced apses, is a smaller version of what you can find in the MNAC... More 

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