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The Museum of Medieval Fabrics opened in 1987, was later refurbished and reopened in 2008 increasing the exhibition space and the collection. The museum is located in the granary of the Monastery of Santa María la Real de Huelgas founded in 1187 and become Royal Pantheon.
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The Museum of Medieval Fabrics exhibits the best collection of civil fabric of the Middle Ages, recognized internationally
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The Museum of Medieval Fabrics is mainly fed by the grave goods of the kings of Castile and infants during the XII, XIII and XIV centuries and that were buried in the monastery. The collection consists of three hundred pieces, although only 51 elements are exposed and which have been subjected to a laborious restoration and cleaning.
The clothes exhibited at the Museum of Medieval Fabrics were in a good condition thanks to the high quality of silk that used to make the clothes, which is not too surprising considering that the recipients of those clothes were high Castilian society .
This has permitted its conservation spite of the rot that existed in the graves from where they have come.
Stand out among the pieces of Museum of Medieval Fabrics, the Pendón of Navas de Tolosa from the early thirteenth century, which is a Almohad tapestry (masterpiece of Hispano-Muslim upholstery) and is the most valuable piece of the museum . This tapestry is considered as booty by Alfonso VIII in the victory of Las Navas de Tolosa to the Almohad Caliph Al-Nasir.
Another notable pieces from the Museum of Medieval Fabrics is the mantle of Fernando de la Cerda in the second half of the thirteenth century, with threads of gold and silver gimped. This mantle is a good example of medieval mantle of semicircular pattern.
Occurs the fact that the grave goods from Fernando de la Cerda is the best preserved of the tombs of the monastery, because that it was not looted during the Napoleonic invasion .
At the Museum of Medieval Fabrics we have clothes from the graves of: Alfonso VIII of Castile, Leonor de Plantagenet, and his son Enrique I of Castile, Berengaria of Castile sister of the previous, Leonor of Castile sister of past and Fernando de la Cerda son of Alfonso X and Violante of Aragon and his son Alfonso de la Cerda, among the highlights as there are many more fabrics from many other sepulchres.
At the Museum of the Medieval Fabrics we have clothes coming from the sepulchres of: Alfonso VIII of Castile, Leonor de Plantagenet, and his son Enrique I of Castile, Berengaria of Castile sister of the previous, also Leonor of Castile sister of the previous and Fernando de la Cerda son of Alfonso X and Violante of Aragon and his son Alfonso de la Cerda, among the highlights as there are many more fabrics from many other sepulchres.
The Visit to the Museum of Medieval Fabrics can be made throughout the year except Monday that remain closed.
Price of the entrace 7€
Dirección: Calle de Compases, 09001 Burgos
Teléfono: 947 20 16 30
Coordenadas: 42.33652, -3.72032
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