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Museo Salzillo

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Address: Plaza de San Agustin, n0 3., town CENTREE ONLY INC HOSPITAL Murcia, Spain
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+34 968 29 18 93
09:00 - 14:00
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Church art up close

Not only was Salzillo a great sculptor--this museum magnifies his greatness by making a large selection of his work available in a setting where one can view the objects up close... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Loeten, Norway
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Loeten, Norway
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Not only was Salzillo a great sculptor--this museum magnifies his greatness by making a large selection of his work available in a setting where one can view the objects up close and under good lighting, something which is not always the case in churches or processions. The Italian creche is also fantastic (one of the three best in the world,... More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We enjoyed visiting this museum which is a short distance from the Cathedral, perhaps 15 mins walking. Here you can view several large wooden sculptures by the famous sculptor Salzillo depicting scenes taken from the Bible, and focusing on the Crucifixion and aftermath. The works are beautifully carved and painted, almost disconcertingly lifelike. Illustrating various episodes surrounding the arrest and... More 

Thank templar79
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Some of the best religious work I have ever seen. The observation is terrific, fantastic observation, the sculptures have amazing character. The church attached to the museum is amazing with a life-sized Last Supper.

Thank Trotamundostwo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

I am biased but I really love this place. We saw the Easter parades one year and it puts this museum into perspective. Good catholic gore on display! The works are exquisite. The nativity scene is amazing, take your time as the display cases don't flow with the story. There was a Neopolitan nativity on display as well - again... More 

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Uyo, Nigeria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

The museum is well conceived and brings you full information on this sculptor and the history around...very revealing and amazing the quality of work of Salzillo ! The visit to this museum is very worthwhile and recommendable.

Thank marc d
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Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

The level of intricacy of the carvings and tableaux is mind boggling but if you are a Doctor Who fan don't turn your back and definitely don't blink

Thank LouiseAR49
Upminster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

I was thoroughly looking forward to going to the museum but in July/August time it is open only until 1:00

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

We visited Salzillo museum on our recent trip. I would highly recommend a visit. Wonderful artist who worked in wood. Statues are amazing

1 Thank James K
Cartagena, Spain
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Reviewed 7 May 2015

Half museum/ half curch, this place really worths the visit. With two different sections, firstly we visited the Belen, a representation of the Nativity based in Spanish culture. We also saw a very impressive Neopolitan version in an itinerant exhibition. But the most oustanding experience was the Salzillo's sculptures, especially the last supper. Do not miss it if you are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 April 2015

If you just see one thing, it is the Last Supper with the apostles and Christ carved and painted in as life-liked as we had ever seen. But then there's the Belen which is inspired by the Spanish countryside; while in contrast the Neopolitan Belen which was the result of collections of two kings is captivating. The details in the... More 

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