The use of reliquaries originates from the worship of Martyrs, and dates back to the very beginning of Christianity.
Reliquaries are the containers that store and display remains of a Saint, or objects belonging to them.
Different types of reliquaries can be found in the shape of ostensories, busts, and they are usually crafted of or covered by gold, silver and precious stones. 


June to September

Tuesday to Friday: from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 17.30 to 21.00

Saturday and Sunday: from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 17.30 to 21.30

Monday closed

October to May

Tuesday to Thursday from 9.30 to 13.00.

Fridays and Saturdays from 9.30 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 19.00

Sundays and public holidays from 16,00 to 19,00

Monday closed.

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A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head. (Renzo Piano)