Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art

The items on display in the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art come from churches, chapels and convents across Bizkaia.
Many of them were made in the province by local artists. Others came from elsewhere, but were commissioned here. It is not a museum of art, but a museum of the Biscayan art of the last 800 years - from the Romanesque period to the present day.
The museum occupies the two storeys of the former La Encarnación convent in Atxuri.

The first floor contains an outstanding collection of gold and silverware, including some magnificent local pieces and imposing works gifted by Biscayans who had made good the Americas but never forgot their native parishes.

This floor also houses the hall of contemporary religious art, with work by notable artists from the last century: Larrea, Uranga, Romero de Torres, etc.

The second floor shows the evolution in sculpture and painting from the Romanesque to the Neoclassical periods, with works by Beaugrant, Luca Giordano, Carnicero, Paret and others.

Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art

General Details

Director: Juan Manuel Gonzalez Cembellín
Address: Plaza de La Encarnación 9B. 48006. BILBAO
Telephone: 944 32 01 25
Website: www.eleizmuseoa.com


Tuesday - Saturday: 10.30am - 1.30pm / 4pm - 7pm
Sundays and public holidays: 10.30am - 1.30pm
Monday: closed
Closed on 1 and 6 January, 24, 25 and 31 of December

Complementary Services

Guided tours
Educational workshops
Summer workshops
Convent sweets


General: €3
Reduced: €1.50 (OAPs, students under 26 and groups of 10 or more)
Free admission on Tuesdays

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