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Diocesan and Comarcal Museum of Solsona

Solsona

<p>Fa&ccedil;ade of the Bishop&rsquo;s Palace in Solsona, home of the Museu Dioces&agrave; i Comarcal</p>

Façade of the Bishop’s Palace in Solsona, home of the Museu Diocesà i Comarcal

The Museu Diocesà i Comarcal de Solsona (Diocesan and Comarcal – or County – Museum of Solsona) was started in 1896, when Bishop Ramon Riu i Cabanes, moved by a desire to conserve and disseminate knowledge of the cultural heritage of his diocese, inaugurated the Musaeum Archaelogicum de Solsona, as one of the first diocesan museums in Catalonia. In the first half of the twentieth century, the museum added a new section on prehistory. The museum’s present home, the Bishop’s Palace, was completely renovated during the 1980s under the patronage of the Bishop of Solsona, the Generalitat of Catalonia and the town council of Solsona: the diocese contributed with the building and its own collections, the Generalitat archaeological material from the Solsonès district, and the town council its ethnographic collection. This created a rich resource of multidisciplinary collections on the historic and artistic heritage of the different districts that comprise the Solsona diocese, covering a time span that runs from the Neolithic period to the twentieth century.

There are samples of a variety of techniques, including painting, sculpture, gold and silver work, weaving, ceramics, forge and metal work.

SPACES

<p>General view of the room, showing objects made with rock salt from the salt mines of Cardona.</p>
Salt collection
Salt collection
<p>General view of the prehistory room, with items from different archaeological excavations.</p>
Prehistory Room
Prehistory Room
<p>General view of the Protohistory Room situated over the cloisters of Solsona cathedral</p>
Protohistory
Protohistory
<p>General view of the Roman World Hall over the cloisters of Solsona cathedral</p>
Roman world
Roman world
<p>General view of the Romanesque room, located above the cloister of Solsona&rsquo;s cathedral.</p>
Romanesque
Romanesque
<p>General view of the Gothic art room.</p>
Gothic
Gothic
<p>General view of the Renaissance art room.</p>
Renaissance
Renaissance
<p>General view of the Red Hall</p>
Red Hall
Red Hall

OBJECTS

<p>A bust of Queen Isabel II of Spain made of rock salt by Llu&iacute;s Vermell in 1860</p>
A bust of Queen Isabel II of S...
A bust of Queen Isabel II of Spain
<p>Chess board made with rock salt by Giovanni Battista Pietrasanta in 1861.</p>
Chess board
Chess board
<p>Necklace unearthed from a cist, or burial chamber, in Solsona cemetery, from the Mesolithic period.</p>
Callainite necklace
Callainite necklace
<p>Two earthenware vases, from a cave at Solanells (Olius, Solson&egrave;s), from the Chalcolithic</p>
Earthenware vases
Earthenware vases
<p>Ceramic cup, Neolithic, Cova del Segre (barony of Rialb)</p>
Ceramic cup
Ceramic cup
<p>Belt buckle from the Iberian site of Sant Miquel de Sorba (Montmajor, Bergued&agrave; region)</p>
Buckle
Buckle
<p>A sigillata ceramic mould to decorate table crockery, used in the Roman pottery studio of Abella (Nav&egrave;s, Solson&egrave;s region)</p>
Mould for sigillata ceramic
Mould for sigillata ceramic
<p><em>Man at Prayer,</em> a mural from the church of Sant Quirze in Pedret (Bergued&agrave;), end of the tenth century or beginning of the eleventh</p>
Man at Prayer from Sant Quirze...
Man at Prayer from Sant Quirze de Pedret
<p>Sarcophagus of Hug de Copons, from the church of Sant Juli&agrave; in Llor (Segarra), attributed to Pere Moragues, fourteenth century.</p>
Hug de Copons sarcophagus
Hug de Copons sarcophagus
<p><em>Last Supper</em>, from the church of Santa Constan&ccedil;a in Linya (Nav&egrave;s, Solson&egrave;s), fifteenth century.</p>
Last Supper, church of Santa C...
Last Supper, church of Santa Constança
<p><em>Mareded&eacute;u del Roser</em> altarpiece, from the church of Sant Mart&iacute; in Riner (Solson&egrave;s), seventeenth century.</p>
Marededéu del Roser altarpiece
Marededéu del Roser altarpiece
<p>Display cabinet from the Pallar&egrave;s Pharmacy of Solsona, seventeenth century.</p>
Display cabinet from the Palla...
Display cabinet from the Pallarès Pharmacy
<p>Reliquary bust of Saint Sebastian, 16th century, Solsona cathedral (Solson&egrave;s region)</p>
Reliquary bust of Saint Sebast...
Reliquary bust of Saint Sebastian

INFORMATION

ADDRESS
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TELEPHONE
WEBSITE
http://www.museusolsona.cat/
OPENING TIMES
EMAIL
museu@museusolsona.cat

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