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Palacio Arzobispal

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Address: Plaza de la Seo, 5, 50001 Zaragoza, Spain
Phone Number: +34 976 399 488
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Description: The Diocesan Museum of Zaragoza, inaugurated on March 21, 2011 , is an...
The Diocesan Museum of Zaragoza, inaugurated on March 21, 2011 , is an amazing cultural space thanks to the careful restoration of its historic building, the innovative museum project and the studied selection of the artwork exhibited. Combining history, tradition and culture with the most modern museum techniques responsible for presenting the art colection. A journey through the history of Zaragoza and Aragon, in wich sculpture and painting, shake hands with the most sumptuous pieces parts with three audiovisual and the rooms of the palace will make the visit a memorable experience. Over a set of spaces formerly known as “Bishop Houses”, residence of saints, popes, bishops and kings of Aragon, there is a dual path that allows to know the most important historical areas of the Aragonese history, all supported by a series of innovative video mapping projected on the old building and they bring a new concept of what should be a diocesan museum, in this case supported several national awards. The Diocesan Museum of Zaragoza, divided into three floors and over 5000 m2 shows visitors a valuable collection of sacred art funds from the Archbishop´s Palace and parishes of the Diocese.Hightlighting the rooms devoted to medieval sculpture, the halls of the great masters of Aragonese Gothic painting, works of Damian Forment and Francisco Bayeu, important pieces of jewelry as the cup of the Compromise of Caspe or the large Pelican Stewardship and Flemish tapestries designed by Raphael and the Throne room that houses the gallery of portraits of the archbishops wich include Goya.
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well presented palace

This Sunday morning I visited Palacio Arzobispal. I was impressed with the videos that told the history of the palace they were extremely well done and the way in which the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2014
Mike P
Zaragoza, Spain

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This Sunday morning I visited Palacio Arzobispal. I was impressed with the videos that told the history of the palace they were extremely well done and the way in which the projection conformed to the arches and general design of the room was a very powerful effect. The palace itself is also striking; the lighting and presentation is well thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Wandered in here after visiting the nearby basilica and cathedral. Couldn't help but notice the trappings of the archbishop, in his centuries-old palace, the vastness of the spaces, the opulence of the decoration, all for a simple man of god, with all of his political power and vast influence...but I digress. I wandered in right before closing time on Holy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The Archbishop’s Palace is located at Plaza de la Seo, 5. The building was constructed between 1779 and 1787 as the residence of the Archbishop of Zaragoza. The façade shows two stories with large exterior windows. The bottom windows have iron bars. The upper windows are topped with triangular pediments. The main doorway is simple and is flanked by two... More 

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