Museum of Sacred Art, Santa Cruz

Museum of Sacred Art, Santa Cruz (must see)

Founded 25 years ago by priest Monseñor Carlos Gericke Reiche, the Museum of Sacred Art is located inside the Basilica Menor de San Lorenzo, in the Plaza 24 de Septiembre. The museum features impressive collections of religious paintings, sculptures, golden and silver relics, and other items dating as far back as 1600. Also, there is a selection of precious gems and metals, and robes worn by priests several centuries ago.

The museum is divided into three sections, each displaying items on specific topics. The first room, called the Wood Room, specializes in wooden sculptures, furniture, and many more. The second section features robes embroidered in gold, dating from the 17th century. The last room displays gold and silver pieces, including crowns, candelabras, shields, and others.

Admission fee: Bs. 5 for students and children, Bs. 10 for adults.

Working hours: Tuesday, Thursday 10 am – 12 noon and 2:30 pm – 6 pm; Sunday 10 am – 12 noon and 2:30 pm – 8 pm.

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Sight Name: Museum of Sacred Art
Sight Location: Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums Walk in Santa Cruz  

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Travel Distance: 3.0 km