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Diocesan museum

Diocesan museum
San Sebastian

Diocesan museum

The San Sebastian Diocesan Museum, housed in the Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Churchbuilding in Amara, exhibits a collection of Basque religious sculptures, paintings and articles in silver and gold dating from the 17th to the 21st centuries.

The San Sebastian Diocesan Museum, housed in the Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Churchbuilding in Amara, exhibits a collection of Basque religious sculptures, paintings and articles in silver and gold dating from the 17th to the 21st centuries. The 13th century sculpture of the Holy Pilgrim and a painting of St Francis by El Greco are some of the most important pieces in the museum. The precursors of the establishment were Manuel Lekuona and José María Zunzunegi, who trawled through archives, churches, chapels, convents and parish houses in search of important works.