MUSEUM OF THE CATEDRAL
This museum is very unknown, even to the people who visit the cathedral and it is not expensive. It worth to pay a visit , and we will surprise for the collection of valuable paintings that we can see here, some of them are made by anonymous authors. Also there is a valuable collection of authentic jewels, as custodies and Ibicencan jewelry. All in a unique setting as it is located in the old chapter of the cathedral and its old sacristy. In the picture above we can see the painting of the Pope San Gregorio Magno that is part of a larger altarpiece and is of anonymous author of the sixteenth century.
This museum is open to the public since 1965 when it opened, but has a major refurbishment of 2006. Among his paintings there is this one, from the eighteenth century (the first image of this post on the title) depicting the Annunciation and it is anonymous. Above these lines we see the picture called "Holy Generation" by Mateo Lopez, on the sixteenth century
Santa Tecla was a Saint with many followers in the former Ibiza, and this is why it is dedicated to her, the most important bastion of the walls of Ibiza, the Saint Tecla´s bastion. Here it is also a picture dedicated to her, that belongs to 1399 and painted on a board and gold by Francesc Comes
One of the most important works of this museum are the two tables that not long ago were in a side chapel of the cathedral, which were recently moved to the museum. They are both works by Valenti Montoliu and were made in Morella (Castellón) although the exact date is not known but would be made around 1450, both, on tempera and gold on wood.
The old sacristy and the chapter hall, are the spaces that have created this museum. They both have all kinds of religious paintings and art and different liturgical objects.
A wooden sculpture depicting Ntra. Sra. Del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary) is one of the most important works of this museum. Also on display until recently in the same cathedral, was moved to the museum because of its great artistic value. Its author is anonymous and is believed to carving was made somewhat later of the 1500 A. D.
But the great jewel of this cathedral is this custody in tower shape, made of gold-plated silver with enamel, with 82 centimeters high, the value of this custody is that is the oldest in Spain, dating back to the fourteenth century and was made by Francesc Marti in 1399.