Today I'd like to give you a little teaser about the Museu de Navarra in Pamplona. Since most of our Anniewalkers groups meet here, pilgrims have a perfect opportunity to visit this wonderful museum.
The building, with its 1556 Plateresque facade, was originally an ancient hospital, the Antiguo Hospital de Nuestra Señora de la Misericordia.
Once inside you can see sculptures, paintings, carved stone and plaster, jewelry, glass work, and many other wonderful objects.
Here are a few:
|18th Century San Miguel Archangel|
|Cycle of Genesis - Jacob Bouttats (end of 17th c.)|
|Interesting human faces|
|A wonderful Jesus|
|with feet blackened by human touch.|
|15th century Virgin and Child.|
The Franciscans apparently had nothing against breast feeding.
|Some 11th century capitals|
|1055 Cordoban Islamic ivory chest made for the relics of Sts. Nunila and Alodia.|
|Some wonderfully carved 3d, 4th, 5th century Roman tombstones|
|A reminder that glass containers aren't as modern as we think.|
|Wonderful retablos from 1509-1546. A good reason to bring binoculars with you.|
|Another beautiful Virgin and Child|
This museum really is a jewel and not to be missed.
Tuesday to Saturday 9:30 am to 2pm and 5pm to 7pm.
Sundays and festival days 11 am to 2 pm
Price is €2 though I believe Pilgrims may still get in free or discounted.