The Episcopal Museum of Vic conserves a magnificent collection of medieval art with paintings and sculpture from the Catalan Romanesque and Gothic periods. The collections of precious metals, textile, foundry, glass and ceramics offer a complete journey through the history of liturgical and decorative art in Catalonia.
All of the collections housed in the Museum’s permanent exhibition are ordered chronologically and stylistically.
The archaeological collection covers a wide time span, ranging from pre-history to late antiquity and the high medieval period. Next to it we find the lapidary, which contains works in stone
ranging from the Romanesque to Baroque periods.
The Romanesque and Gothic rooms contain the museums most valuable works, which have brought it worldwide renown. Of particular note from the Romanesque period is the Descent from the Cross from Erill la Vall and the canopy from the Valley of Ribes, as well as an important group of altar frontals.
Outstanding works from the Gothic collection include the Virgin of Boixadors, the altarpiece depicting the Passion by Bernat Saulet and works by the greatest Catalan artists of this period, such as Pere Serra, Lluís Borrassà, Bernat Martorell and Jaume Huguet. The creation of an outstanding area which recalls the architectural forms of our Gothic patios allows perfect viewing of the magnificent Gothic altarpieces of Santa Clara and Guimerà, the works of Lluís Borrassà and
Ramon de Mur respectively.
The liturgical materials and clothing collection illustrates their evolution from the III to the XX century. Here we can find the pallium of the Witches, as well as other works of unquestionable historical and artistic value.
The glassware, leatherwork, precious metals and ceramics take us on a journey through the history of liturgical and decorative art in Catalonia.
On completing the tour of the permanent exhibition you can continue your visit around the study galleries. These visitable storerooms follow the same criteria of chronological and stylistic ordering for all collections.
Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (April to September)Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (October to March)Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Sunday and holidays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Morning from 12 p.m. to 13 p.m.
Afternoon from 17 p.m. to 18 p.m.
The Museum is closed on Mondays; 1st and 6th January; Easter Sunday; and 25th and 26th December
Every Saturday and Sunday at 12 noon, free guided visit to the Romanesque and Gothic Art collections. Free service for the Museum visitors.
Discover the mediaeval world. Participative visit with the family to the Romanesque and Gothic collections. Every Sunday at 11 a.m. 5 years minimum. Free service for the Museum visitors.
Guided visits for groups from Tuesday to Sunday. Available in different languages. The Museum purposes visits for groups to all its collections or a mediaeval tour of the Romanesque and Gothic painting and sculpture rooms. We offer a one hour and 30 minutes or a two-hour visit according to the group’s interests. Group visits must be booked in advance, whether they are guided or not. For further information and bookings call 938 869 360 or send an email
On the second floor, with views to the Romanesque bell tower of the Cathedral and the historical center of Vic town.
At the entrance of the Museum you can ask for free materials to make a family museum visit.
The Museu Episcopal de Vic guarantees that all persons have access to the exhibition rooms, the Museum's services and activities. The Museum has elevators, ramps and bathrooms that are adapted for visitors with mobility impairments. Free wheel-chair service.
The Museum has a free cloakroom at the entrance. For security reasons you must deposit bags, backpacks, umbrellas or objects larger than 40x40cm in the cloakrooms. The Museum shall not be held responsible for any article left in the cloakroom.