Sunday, June 26, 2016
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016
A collection which is unique in the world.
Located in La Seo Cathedral, the museum is home to a major collection of tapestries belonging to the Cathedral Chapter, which experts consider to be the most important of its kind in the world. It comprises 63 Flemish tapestries and 6 pieces of heraldic embroidery. They are of very high quality, many dating from medieval times in the Gothic style, while others are Renaissance and Baroque. There are currently 11 of these tapestries on show to the public, as well as other items of precious metalwork, religious ornaments and reliquary busts.
Tapestries Zaragoza (images)
They are amazing works of art, showing biblical scenes as well as stories from ancient history, but all the figures dressed in 16th century costumes. In fact, if you wanted to study the dress of the nobility at the time, you couldn't have a better source. Photography was verboten, but I did sneak one when there was no one else in the gallery.
I also strolled around the area, and saw the remains of the Roman city wall, erected during the time of Caesar Augustus. The present Cathedral is built on the site of the Roman forum.
Being Saturday morning, there was also an event in the Plaza: a display of local vegetable produce, including various competitions for kids.
Then it was time to head for the station, Delicas, to get a train for Barcelona. These run frequently and fast. I caught one within 15 mins of arriving.