Museo Nacional de Escultura, Valladolid

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

Museo Nacional de Escultura

View of the main facade (Colegio de San Gregorio)
Established 1842
Location Colegio de San Gregorio
Province of Valladolid,
Castile and León,
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
Museo Nacional de Escultura, Valladolid
Official name: Museo Nacional de Escultura
Type Non-movable
Criteria Monument
Designated 1962
Reference no. RI-51-0001422

The Museo Nacional de San Gregorio (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 Region of Castile's churchs that, at 19th-20th c., these were confiscated, and other particular donations, deposits or 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 mostly in the Central Spain, and also 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.[1]

Collection of paintings


Medieval sculptures

15th century


Juan de Juni


Gregorio Fernández

See also


  1. 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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