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The Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art of Alghero is located in the historic center of the city near the Cathedral of Santa Maria. The Museum was inaugurated on June 30, 2000 to witness the Christian experience and devotion in the Sardinian culture. The museum presents different thematic areas in which the artifacts are divided: the wooden sculptures, paintings, silver, the cabinetry, stone materials and bronzes. The museum has preserved the liturgical treasure of the Alghero Cathedral and other historic churches in the city. Of great importance is the reliquary of the True Cross: a work of Catalan origin, forged by an unknown silversmith Alghero in the sixteenth century. Very valuable it is also the splendid processional cross the late sixteenth century, produced by a workshop of Zaragoza. also stand out a chalice with filigree and coral monstrance filigree, seventeenth-century works due to Sicilian craftsmen. Among the many wooden sculptures are representations of saints and the Virgin Mary, as Our Lady of Navigators. Even bronzes collect artifacts of considerable interest dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth century, mostly coming from the Cathedral. Instead, the paintings trace the exhibition series derived from the scenes of the life of Christ and the Virgin by Rubens.

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Piazza Duomo, 1
07041 Alghero

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