National Sculpture Museum - National Sculpture Museum
National Sculpture Museum
The collection is exposed in the St. Gregory College itself, a beautiful example of fifteenth century architecture, famous for the richness and originality of its decoration, as well as its importance in Spanish history. Temporary exhibitions and the Museum's activities are conducted in the neighbouring Villena Palace which houses permanently the famous Neapolitan crib. The remodelling underwent by this splendid building and the modernization of its facilities makes it one of the best museums of its kind in Europe. The collection has a unique personality for its specialisation in polychrome wood sculpture. It contains reredoses, reliefs, stalls and procession floats, as well as a magnificent set of rafters, built between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. Along with the great masters such as Berruguete, Juan de Juni, Gregorio Fernández and Pedro de Mena, there are many other Spanish and foreign artists that evidence the great splendour of our history of art.