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Museo Pilarista, Zaragoza

Museo Pilarista - Zaragoza, Spain
Museo Pilarista
Basílica del Pilar, Zaragoza, Spain 50001Map
Plaza del Pilar, s/n
+34 902 14 2008 (Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Montecanal
Overview

The Virgin of Pilar Museum was established in the north wing of the Basilica del Pilar in 1977. It houses an important collection of the gifts given to the Virgin throughout history, as well as other objects relating to the construction and decoration of the building itself. Among the religiously inspired presents, the richly embroidered shawls and jewellery are particularly impressive. Many of them were offered to the Virgin by Popes and important members of the community. Sketches for the Basilica's murals are also on show, some of them considered to be among the most important examples of 17th century Spanish Baroque art. Above all, don't miss preparatory sketches for the paintings on the dome, ceilings, and medallions, some of which are by artists as renowned as Goya, Francisco Bayeu, and Ramon Bayeu.Admission: adults EUR 2; children up to 10 years old free.

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