The Olot Saints Museum opened in 2007, and the Museum is devoted to housing items related to the craft of creating religious imagery. With the aim of broadening its appeal, it also includes other crafts, popular and traditional culture, and the life and work of Marià Vayreda, one of the founders of the first workshops to make religious figurines in the city, along with his brother Joaquim and Josep Berga i Boix. The workshop was known as, "Arte Cristiano" (Christian Art).
Marià Vayreda, painter and writer, lived on the first floor of the Museum, where he wrote the novel "La punyalada" (The stab), a masterpiece of Catalan literature.
The Museum is housed in a 19th century Gothic Revival building known as "Arte Cristiano". Construction began in 1890 following the designs of the modernist architect Joaquim Codina i Matalí, commissioned by Joaquim Vayreda.
General admission: €3,00
Concessions: €1,50 for pensioners
Free entry: students, "Carnet Jove" holders and unemployed people; free entry for all on the first Sunday of the month
Group rates: €1,50 per person, for groups of at least twenty
Opening hours: from Tuesday to Friday, from 10 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm; Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm; Sundays and Bank Holidays from 11 am to 2 pm