Tourism in Murcia
Museum of the Church of San Juan de Dios
One of the most important collections of religious imagery (15th to 20th centuries)
The old church, dating back to the 18th century, is located in the vicinity of the Cathedral, in a traditional square in the old town. The church was part of the hospital complex of San Juan de Dios, which was formerly a Templar hospital, and, originally, the Alcazar Mayor of the city, from which valuable remains are exhibited underground.
A monumental complex where all the arts coexist: architecture, sculpture, painting and music
In a church of the 18th century, oval, decorated with rococo plasterwork and altarpieces of feigned architectures, by the Italian Paolo Sístori, and with a splendid major altarpiece made of marbles and jaspers, all the arts are brought together: architecture, sculpture, painting and music, merge with a permanent smell of incense to recreate a true Baroque atmosphere that provokes the delight of the senses.
Three museums in one: a church, a fortress and a sculptor
The museum is composed of three thematic areas: the church of 1781, the space dedicated to the sculptor Juan González Moreno, of the 20th century, the archaeological remains of the Alcazar Nasir (or Major) and part of the wall that guarded it. This palace was located within the wall and was the first residence of the Muslim kings of Murcia.
The remains of the arch of a 12th-century oratory or mihrab have been preserved, with their original polychrome and decoration.
Discover one of the most complete collections of religious sculpture in the region
You can see pieces ranging from the 15th to the early years of the 20th century, works of the most significant sculptors that can be admired in their own context, within the framework for which they were created, since the original imagery of the church has been preserved practically in its entirety. Always accompanied by a Baroque musical background, adapted to liturgical time.