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Olot Saints Museum

They don’t just make saints at the Saints workshops.

They don’t just make saints at the saints workshops. We can find statues of Virgins, the Virgin Mary, caps grossos (large heads), portraits, snuff boxes, of Madame Pompadour and many others. Photo: Blai Farran.

They don’t just make saints at the saints workshops. We can find statues of Virgins, the Virgin Mary, caps grossos (large heads), portraits, snuff boxes, of Madame Pompadour and many others. Photo: Blai Farran.

This is the first floor of the building and the former residence of Marian Vayreda's family. The space has been divided into three sections: religious, secular and social. The whole range of productions are exhibited here, beyond the religious imagery made throughout the history of the Saints workshops in the town.

The Second Spanish Republic and the Spanish Civil War were highly convulsive times and the workshops were obliged to adapt their production to demand, so they began to manufacture completely secular models to open up to the new commercial fields: pedagogy, recreation and decoration.

On this floor visitors will also be able to view the room with the stained-glass windows, the imposing fireplace guarded by two knights and the space devoted to the nativity scene, an activity deeply rooted in Olot, and one of its leading exponents, Ramon Amadeu.

OBJECTS

<p>Human torso used for teaching purposes. Photo: Blai Farran.</p>
Secular object
Secular object
<p>Set of images of Sacred Hearts made in various workshops in the town of Olot (19th and 20th centuries). Photo: Blai Farran.</p>
Religious object
Religious object
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