Museo Salzillo

The Museo Salzillo is located at Plaza de San Agustín, 3. It is dedicated to the work of Francisco Salzillo, who was a famous sculptor who lived between 1707 and 1783. He was born in Murcia and is considered one of the best sculptors of the Baroque Age in Spain. This museum contains many of his religious works, which were sculpted out of wood and then polychromed. The sculptures were used in churches and also for the Holy Week processions. This collection is owned by the Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno Cofradia. Each piece looks amazingly lifelike. Salzillo made hundreds of sculptures, but many were destroyed during the Spanish Civil War. This museum has some of his best work. The museum was created in 1941 and reopened in 2002 after a major renovation. The Nativity Scene consists of about 600 pieces, all smaller than 30 cm, and shows the Birth of Christ.