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Complete Tourist Guide to Teruel - Discover Spain’s Romantic City - Tajmon

Complete Tourist Guide to Teruel – Discover Spain’s Romantic City


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Museo de Arte Sacro





The Museo de Arte Sacro is a museum of sacred art located in Teruel, in Aragon. It was founded in 1984 by Bishop Damián Iguacén and is housed in the Casa de la Comunidad, an old palace built in the second half of the 16th century, which was the seat of the Comunidad de aldeas de Teruel in the Middle Ages. The Museo de Arte Sacro is recognized as a Cultural Heritage (Bien de Interés Cultural) in the Monument category and is one of the most important monuments of historical and cultural significance in Teruel.




This museum offers its visitors interesting exhibits of some of the collections it houses. Among them, you can distinguish:

  • Archaeology: with a broad view of the remains located in the province from prehistory to the Middle Ages. It includes exhibits from various geological epochs, such as the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Eneolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Iberian Age, Roman Age, Late Antiquity, Al-Andalus, and Low Middle Ages. Among them, you can admire fossils, tools, ceramics, jewelry, coins, sculptures, mosaics, or sarcophagi.
  • Ethnography: which gathers numerous manifestations related to aspects defining traditional culture of Teruel. It includes exhibits related to work and occupations, housing, clothing and hygiene, nutrition, productive activity, religiosity, or the evolution of ceramics. Among them, you can admire tools, furniture, costumes, dishes, toys, embroideries, or musical instruments.
  • Contemporary Art: which is not yet exhibited for visitors, but includes an important collection of works by contemporary plastic artists, who received Endesa Scholarships. It includes paintings, sculptures, graphics, photographs, or installations, which show various trends and styles of contemporary art.





This museum is housed in a building known as Casa de la Comunidad, an old palace built in the second half of the 16th century, which was the seat of the Comunidad de aldeas de Teruel in the Middle Ages. This building has three floors and is built of stone and brick. Its facade is adorned with the coat of arms of the city and province, as well as inscriptions with the surnames of famous personalities associated with the history and culture of Teruel. The interior of the building is divided into various rooms, such as the plenary hall, session room, protocol room, or archive room. In these rooms, you can admire antique furniture, paintings, sculptures, and documents that testify to the history and culture of the city.

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