Peñafiel

Spain



Address:
Plaza de España, s/n

47003
Phone: 0034 (+34) 983 881 526
Website: http://turismopenafiel.co

Museo Comarcal De Arte Sacro Peñafiel

The Church of Santa María houses the Museo Comarcal de Arte Sacro de Peñafiel, one of the wealthiest collections of art and religion in Castile-León. The Church itself was constructed between the 14th and 15th centuries. In it we can see medieval sculptures and paintings, plateresque altarpieces, sculptures of saints and baroque altarpieces and a vast collection of gold and silverwork in which highlights include a series of processional crosses.

The Museum was inaugurated in 1998 and its creation is a result of the desire to preserve and exhibit pieces from the religious-artistic heritage of the Peñafiel region in the name of the local population.


 Permanent Collection Highlights (4)

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Permanent Collection

The pieces brought together in the museum have been arranged into various sections: Images of the Virgin Mary, Christ and the Saints, Gold Work and History.

On the entrance level, visitors begin in the section of the Virgin Mary. This is where they may admire Romanesque sculptures (twelfth century), Gothic sculptures (thirteenth and fourteenth centuries), the altarpiece and the image of the Assumption, patron of Peñafiel, richly dressed in embroidered gowns and silver crowns (eighteenth century), as well as twin Rococo altarpieces of San Felipe Neri and La Dolorosa (eighteenth century).

The front portion of the nave has been left free for the religious and cultural events that take place in this church. Most notable are the Baroque main altarpiece (eighteenth century), the amazing Baroque monstrance (seventeenth to eighteenth centuries) and the tombs bearing the coats of arms of the noble families of Peñafiel (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries).

The second half of the nave is devoted to the Images of Christ and brings together Gothic sculptures (fourteenth century) and two extraordinary pieces: the great silver processional cross of Pesquera de Duero (sixteenth century) and the Plateresque altarpiece of San Miguel de Peñafiel (sixteenth century).

Passing underneath the Plateresque dais in the choir, which displays the coat of arms of the lords of Peñafiel, the Téllez Girón family, visitors enter into the section containing Images of the Saints. Among other magnificent pieces, there are paintings by one of the best Castilian painters from the sixteenth century, the Master of Osma, as well as a perfectly preserved Plateresque altarpiece (sixteenth century)...+ [ Read all ]




Cost

Individual ticket: 2 €
Children from 8-12 years old: 1 €
Groups: 1,50 € (children under the age of 12: 1 €)


Opening hours

Open weekends and holidays 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 to 8:00 pm (Summer) and 4:30 a 7:30 pm (Winter)
August 1st to September 15th open Friday to Sunday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 to 8:00 pm


Getting there

Church of Santa María
Plaza de España, s/n
47003 Peñafiel
SPAIN

Tel: (+34) 983 881 526
Email: info@turismopenafiel.com

The City of Peñafiel is at the center of its region, located at a crossroads and meeting point of cultures, just 56 km from the capital city of Valladolid, 35 minutes to the east. If you come from Madrid, it is located just over 175 kms away and takes 1 hour and 45 minutes. You can get there by taking National Highway I and then getting onto National Road 122 in Aranda de Duero (25 minutes). Alternatively, you can come by the highway to Segovia (1 hour), via Cuellar (20 minutes).

For bus and train timetables please go to:
http://turismopenafiel.com/comollegar.shtml.en




Museum internal and external photos (2)

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