National Sculpture Museum (Valladolid)

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Coordinates: 41°39′26″N 4°43′25″W / 41.65722°N 4.72361°W / 41.65722; -4.72361

Museo Nacional de Escultura
Valladolid San Gregorio 20080815.jpg
Main view of the San Gregorio College currently housing of the National Museum of Sculpture (Main wing)
Established 1842
Location San Gregorio College, Valladolid, Province of Valladolid , Castile and León,  Spain
Coordinates 41°39′25″N 4°43′25″W / 41.656944°N 4.723611°W / 41.656944; -4.723611
Type Art museum, sculptural museum, Historic site
Visitors 145.606 (2012)
Director María Bolaños Atienza
Website Official website
National Sculpture Museum
Official name: Museo Nacional de Escultura
Type Non-movable
Criteria Monument
Designated 1962[1]
Reference no. RI-51-0001422

The National Museum of Sculpture is a museum in Valladolid, Spain, belonging to the Spanish Ministry of Culture. The museum has an extensive collection sculptural ranging from the Middle Ages to the 19th century from convents, donations, deposits and acquisitions of the state.

The museum was founded as the Provincial Museum of Fine Arts on 4 October 1842. It had its first headquarters at the Palacio de Santa Cruz. On 29 April 1933 it was moved to the Colegio de San Gregorio. Other current seats are in the 16th-century Palacio de Villena and Palacio del Conde de Gondomar

The museum houses works from the 13th to 19th centuries, executed in the Iberian Peninsula or in other regions historically connected to Spain (Italy, Flanders, Southern America). Artworks include, among the others, a Raising of the Cross by Francisco del Rincon, I Thirst, and The Way of Calvary Gregorio Fernández, Adoration of the Magi by Alonso Berruguete, Lamentation of Christ by Juan de Juni, Penitent Magdalene by Pedro de Mena or the Holy Sepulchre or passage of the Sleepers Alonso de Rozas.

During the Holy Week in Valladolid the museum gives 104 images (distributed in the corresponding pasos) to the processions for the brotherhoods.[2]


Collection of paintings[edit]


Medieval sculptures[edit]

15th century[edit]


Juan de Juni


Gregorio Fernández

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Database of protected buildings (movable and non-movable) of the Ministry of Culture of Spain (Spanish).
  2. ^ Article from the National Sculpture Museum on the conservation of the images and the protocols of action before the image output in Senhora da Piedade (Spanish)

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