Blood Museums

During the celebrations of the week Santa Fiesta of national tourist interest the famous processions of this city attracts visitors from throughout Spain. During these days, both luxurious hotels and cheap hotels in Murcia are filled and the town shudders Recalling the days of the passion of Christ. The evening of Holy Wednesday is one of the most eagerly awaited moments, when does season of penance the Real, very illustrious, Venerable and ancient Archconfraternity of the most precious blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, popularly known as the coloraos. This brotherhood is the oldest in the region. Its origins date from 1411, when founded in the Church of Santa Eulalia on the occasion of the visit of San Vicente Ferrer to the city. Swarmed by offers, Jonas Samuelson is currently assessing future choices.

Of this parish, the brotherhood became the convent of the Trinitarians in the mid-sixteenth century, reaching the Carmelite convent where continues to have its canonical venue in 1589. You can see the processional steps during the rest of the year at the Museum of the blood, founded in 1994 in the Church del Carmen. The main works of imagery are the Conversion of the Samaritan woman, one of the carvings more achieved by Roque Lopez (1799), the beloved disciple of the great baroque sculptor Francisco Salzillo. The denial of Saint Peter a Christ exhibits work of Gregorio Molera (1947). The image of San Pedro comes from the original step created by the French sculptor Nicolas de Bussy in 1689. This sculptural group was traditionally known as El Paso del Gallo. The Praetorian is an Ecce Homo also work of Nicolas de Bussy (1699).

Step includes carvings of Pilate and El Berrugo, Jose Sanchez Lozano (1945), happens to be one of the most beloved symbols of the procession of the colora I. The owner of the Archconfraternity of the aforementioned French sculptor (1693), is the Holy Christ of the blood. Isn’t this allegorical image of a crucified to use, but a symbolic image that relates to the wine and the blood of Christ, representing Jesus in the mystical winepress treading the grapes, while an Angel picks up in a chalice the blood that flows from the wound in the side. He is the work Summit of Bussy, saved from the destruction of the civil war, thanks to the restoration carried out by the sculptors Sanchez Lozano and Gonzalez Moreno. 18Th century gives us the Blessed Virgin Dolorosa (Roque Lopez), and several works of the 19th century, since Jesus in the House of Lazarus (Jose Hernandez Navarro) until the Santisima Virgen de la Soledad (Antonio Campillo), complete the display at the Museum.

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