The Museum of Sacred Art in Quejana

The Museum of Sacred Art in Quejana shows the story of the most important family of the valley, the Ayala family, as Quejana was the birthplace of this lineage.

This museum was built in the 14th century and it is currently part of the Historical Monuments of Quejana, specifically what used to be the Fortified Palace of Fernán Pérez de Ayala. Several works of art, which had been zealously kept for over 600 years in the Convent of the Dominican Mothers, are displayed together with a large amount of documentation —rich in content, images, models and objects.

In addition to the museum, the rest of the monuments can also be visited (prior booking), except for the Convent of the Dominican Mothers:

  • The Tower-Chapel of Virgen del Cabello: A solid tower whose ground floor includes said chapel. In the centre of the Chapel are two recumbent statues made in alabaster of Chancellor Pedro López de Ayala and his wife Leonor de Guzmán. The chapel is presided by a Gothic altarpiece and an altar frontal from the 14th century, which is a copy of the original exhibited in The Art Institute of Chicago Museum.
  • The Church of San Juan Bautista: It dates back to the late 15th century. The Parish of Quejana and the Convent's church feature an impressive altarpiece of Baroque style with Solomonic columns and reliefs of saints. Under the choir are two niches with two funerary statues of Fernán Pérez and María Sarmiento, son and niece of the Chancellor.
  • Convent of the Dominican Mothers: Founded by Fernán Pérez de Ayala, the nuns have kept this historical monument alive since the 14th century thanks to zealously keeping its archive, art and cultural and spiritual heritage for centuries.

Museum

Timetable: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00. Mondays closed.

Summer timetable (july, august, september): every day from 9:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00 h.

Monumental complex (church, chapel and tower), booking must be madein advance calling 945 399 264.

Entry: Free