Tourism in Murcia

Museum of Santa Clara: a journey through the city from the Middle Ages to the present day

The building that houses the museum was the palace of Muslim emirs in the 12th and 13th centuries, the fortress of Castilian monarchs and a royal monastery of Poor Clare nuns from 1365 to the present day.

A building that is an iconic confluence of epochs and cultures, such as Islamic, Gothic and Baroque

In the section of Andalusian archaeology are exhibited interesting architectural remains (carved and decorated woods, plinths with interesting work of ataurique, carved and painted plasters, the remains of a roof of muqarnas).

There are figurative scenes such as the image of the famous flutist (who depicts a woman playing the mizmar).

Sección de Arte Sacro, Museo de Las Claras - Turismo de Murcia

In the room Times of Silence, you can find the entire section of sacred art

It is located in the upper choir and upper gallery of the monastery. The works of art of the Clarisse nuns, cenobite heritage gathered by donations or as gifts of the novices when entering the convent are exhibited there. Among them, we can find sculptures, paintings, documents, luxury pieces, etc.

It preserves one of the oldest Arabian pools in Spain

The visit to the museum also allows you to contemplate the 13th-century Arabian pool, the Gothic gallery of the cloister and the pictorial representations of dragons of the choir, also gothic style.

The crystal-clear waters of the pool take us back in time, reflecting architecture as a mirror and highlighting its monumentality.


Free entrance. Handicap accessible.

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This tourist service has passed the evaluation of the advanced SICTED good practices for the reduction of the risk of contagion by coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the tourism sector.

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