Art and culture 

Museum of Visigoth Art and Culture

The collection of Visigoth pieces in this museum brings together relics from Mérida from the 4th-8th centuries, as the capital of the Diocesis Hispaniarum and as the metropolitan capital of the province of Lusitania

Location and Contact:

Calle Santa Julia, 1
06800 Mérida , Badajoz (Extremadura)

How to get to

Opening times

Tuesday-Saturday:

1 October to 31 March:
9.30am-6.30pm.

1 April to 30 September:
9.30am-8pm.


Sundays and public holidays:
10am-3pm.

Fee

Normal admission: €3
Reduced admission: €1.50
Free admission: Saturday afternoons, Sunday mornings and the following days: 18 April (World Heritage Day), 18 May (International Museum Day), 12 October (Columbus Day), 6 December (Spanish Constitution Day).

With your ticket, you can also access the National Roman Art Museum.

  • The collection of Visigoth pieces in this museum brings together relics from Mérida from the 4th-8th centuries, as the capital of the Diocesis Hispaniarum and as the metropolitan capital of the province of Lusitania

    The Museum of Visigoth Art and Culture awaits you at the Santa Clara Convent church, a Baroque building built in the first half of the 17th century, which houses the most important pieces of Visigoth sculpture in the country.

    The collection of pieces in Mérida was put together little by little thanks to private donations and the interest of some intellectuals in the subject. It contains:

    • Decorated pieces belonging to the architectural structure of temples, such as capitals, lintels, friezes...

    • Furniture or liturgical items, such as altar pilasters, altar feet and tables with a drawer for keeping relics in, etc.

    • Niches and vaults form part of the third group of remains.

    • A set of partition panels.

    • Different kinds of items: a baptismal font, a fragment of decorated piping, etc

    The pieces on display in this Museum of Visigoth Art and Culture were found in different parts of Mérida and its surrounding areas. There are even remains found in excavations in the area of Mérida Alcazaba citadel, in the town of San Pedro de Mérida, in "Casa Herrera" or in Cubillana.

  • Origin:
  • 16th century
  • Construction:
  • Convent
  • Art period:
  • Visigoth
  • Name:
  • National museum
  • Accessibility:

    • Disabled access
    • Assistance for people with reduced mobility
    • Access ramps

    Theme:

    • Art and culture

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