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Contact details

Orihuela Episcopal Palace and Cathedral
C/ Ramón y Cajal, s/n
03300  Orihuela, Alicante - Alacant  (Valencia)
Tel.:+34 966743627


Autonomous region:

Alicante - Alacant




The Diocesan Museum of Religious Art in Orihuela holds an interesting collection, including paintings, sculptures, precious metalwork, textiles and furniture.

The museum is situated in the Episcopal Palace, a 16th century building. In the chapel we find the most important painting in its collection: "The Temptation of St Thomas Aquinas", by Diego Velázquez. There are also paintings by Sánchez Coello and the school of Juan de Juanes, amongst others. Regarding sculptures, there are medieval works such as the Enthroned Virgin, dating from the 13th century. It also holds an important set of precious metalwork items, some of them Italian, such as the Cardinal Despuig's chalice. There are also textile items, manuscripts and incunabula, such as, for example, the "Nuremberg Chronicle" (1493).

Diocesan museum

Religious art

Practical information


From Sep 16 to Jun 14
From Tuesday to Saturday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 19:00

Public holidays
From 10:00 to 14:00
Closing days: Monday

From Jun 15 to Sep 15
From Tuesday to Friday
From 09:00 to 14:00
From 17:00 to 20:00

From 10:00 to 14:00
From 17:00 to 20:00

Public holidays
From 10:00 to 14:00

Closing days: Monday,


General: €4
Reduced: €2
Admission free Children up to 7 years of age and disabled persons.


Facilities for babies, Guided tours, Left items and cloakroom service


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