Cathedral Treasure

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The Cathedral Treasure or Sacred Art Museum is a museum incorporated in the Braga Cathedral in Braga, Portugal.

It comprises five collections: Treasure, Carving, Statuary, Azulejos and Bells.

Treasure[edit]

The treasure contains a wealth of precious items:

  • Clothing from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, either Portuguese or Oriental.
  • Sumptuous objects used in religious services.
  • A Hispano-Arab casket of the 10th century in Ivory.
  • An Iron Cross before which Frei Henrique de Coimbra celebrated the first Mass in Brazil after the arrival of Pedro Álvares Cabral.
  • Numerous objects of gold, silver and precious stones used for services, like crosses, chalices among others.

Carving[edit]

In the museum there is different works of Wood carving like altars, musical instruments, Candelabras, among others.

The two Organs in the Cathedral are part of the museum visit.

Statuary[edit]

In the museum there is a collection of different works of sculpture from different periods in different material from the 14th to the 18th centuries. Images of Christ, Virgin Mary and numerous Saints.

Azulejos[edit]

In the collection are numerous azulejos including some Hispano-Arab Tiles.

Bells[edit]

The museum comprises 200 bells made in different times by the well known local bell industry.

Coordinates: 41°33′01″N 8°25′39″W / 41.5502°N 8.4275°W / 41.5502; -8.4275