Museo Episcopal De Vic - Museum of Religious artefacts
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Museo Episcopal De Vic - Museum of Religious artefacts

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Updated: Oct 13, 2021

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Museo Episcopal De Vic

Summary: Museum of Religious artefacts distributed over 4 floors of space that includes paintings, sculptures, jewelry and iron work.

Address: Plaza del Bisbe Oliba 3, Vic. 08500

Summary of Prices:

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information
Adult € 12.90 € 8.00 Students, Over 65 years, Dissabled. 5 Euros
Child € 12.90 € 5.00 Free for undrer 10 years
Group/Family Ticket: Groups of 15 or more: 5 euros per person.
Notes: Free 18th May and 5th July.
Free day: Free 1st Thursday of every month.


About Museo Episcopal De Vic:

Below is a translated and abridged extract from the Museo Episcopal De Vic website.

The Museum was founded after the Artistic Archaeological Exhibition of Retrospective Art held in Vic in 1868 in conjunction with the subsequent founding of the Societat Arquelogica de Vic, which was entrusted with the creation of a Lapidary Museum. This was the foundation of the Museo Episcopal de Vic in 1891.

The first curator of the museum was Antoni d'Espona i de Nuix (1891-1898). The outstanding collections of medieval art and decorative arts put together in those first years were published in 1893 in the form of a catalogue, traditionally considered the first scientific catalogue of any Catalan museum. To begin with, the collections were exhibited above the old Gothic cloister of the cathedral, on a floor built in 1804 by Bishop Francesc de Veyan.

In 1898 Mossen Gudiol replaced Antoni d'Espona and became the driving force behind the acquisition, installation and classification of the museum's collections. Shortly afterwards, in 1902, Mossen Gudiol published Nocions d'Arqueologia Sagrada Catalana, in which he established the criteria for the classification of the arts. Mossen Gudiol's musicographic project was based on the separate exhibition of the collections, each one ordered according to chronological and typological criteria. All the objects the museum added over the years were exhibited to the public in rooms that soon became too small.

He was succeeded by Mossen Eduard Junyent i Subira (1932-1978). From the moment he took charge of the museum, he gave priority to increasing the exhibition space of the collections of Romanesque and Gothic painting and sculpture. This wish to create a medieval art gallery unique in Europe, with Romanesque paintings on wood beginning with the Catalan masters of the 12th century. however, enlargement of the exhibition of the collections was not possible until the premises of the school of Sant Josep became available, where from 1948 to 1967, in successive stages, the first and second floors of the school were opened to the public with the collections of art and archaeology and the inner courtyard with the lapidary collection.

Later, his successor, Mossen Miquel dels Sants Gros, kept the layout of the rooms he had inherited from Mossen Junyent. During his years as the curator of the Episcopal Museum he promoted several studies on the museum collections and he inaugurated the publication of catalogues raisonees of different collections.

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Visiting Museo Episcopal De Vic:

Since 2002 all museum exhibits have been located in a new building, next to the cathedral, and designed specifically for its collections. The museum is spread over 4 floors of exhibition space with a spacious entry atrium and museum store.

Vic Episcopal Museum opening hours

Tuesday to Friday: 10:00h to 19:00h (April to September).

Tuesday to Friday: 10:00h to 13:00h and 15:00h to 18:00h (October to March).

Saturday: 10:00h to 19:00h.

Sunday and public holiday's: 10:00h to 14:00h.

Closed: Monday's; 1st and 6th January; Easter Monday; 25th and 26th December.

Getting To Museo Episcopal De Vic:

Vic is on the Renfe RODALIES R3 Line about 90 minutes outside of Barcelona.

Weather for Vic:

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Vic Train Map

PDF: Vic Train Map
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Vic Rodalies Map

PDF: Vic Rodalies Map

Vic Street Map

PDF: Vic Street Map

Vic Visitors Guide

PDF: Vic Visitors Guide


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