What to see in Bilbao
The Sacred Art Museum is a sacred place where art and religion intertwine to create an enriching and spiritual experience. Housed in a former ecclesiastical building, the centre is home to an impressive collection of religious artwork spanning several centuries. It is located in the old Convent of the Incarnation, founded in the Bilbao neighborhood of Atxuri by Dominican nuns in 1513.
The interior of the rooms is softly lit, creating an environment conducive to contemplation and connection with the divine. The walls are decorated with religious paintings, sculptures, reliquaries and liturgical objects, each of which tells a story of faith and devotion.
Here, it is possible to enjoy everything from Romanesque art to Baroque, Renaissance to Gothic. The paintings and sculptures on display depict saints, virgins and biblical scenes and reflect the skill and devotion of the artists who created them. The attention to detail and expressiveness of the works transport us to a world of spirituality and reverence.
One of the highlights is the museum's collection of goldsmiths. Crosses, chalices, monstrances and other liturgical objects adorned with gold, silver and precious stones show the beauty and exquisiteness of religious crafts.
It has both permanent exhibitions and temporary exhibitions, all oriented towards faith and sacred art, offering a broader view of history and religious tradition with the aim of inviting reflection on spirituality in the modern context.
The museum also offers educational and cultural activities such as lectures, concerts and workshops, which enrich the visitor experience and foster a deeper understanding of religious art.