Saint John of God Museum - Casa de los Pisa in Granada

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Saint John of God is considered one of Spain's leading religious figures. He founded the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God, a worldwide Catholic religous institution dedicated to the care of the poor and sick.

paintings in sait john of god museum

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The Casa de los Pisa, where this museum is located, was built by the Pisa family in the fifteenth century. This rich family became famous for looking after Saint John of God when he was very ill.

museum of san juan de dios He died on 8 March 1550s in this house. The Pisa family preserved all the furniture and his belondings as they were when the saint lived there.

In the nineteenth century, the building was acquired by the Hospitaller Order of St John of God, who consider it one of the most important elements of their heritage.

The museum has twelve rooms, three galleries, a courtyard and a beautiful chapel.

museum of san juan de dios It contains lots of paintings, metalwork, furniture, porcelain and the iconography of St. John of God.

This museum is considered as a valuable source of history and the most important of its kind in Andalusia.

There is an archive-library where important documents about the management of the Order´s hospitals is kept. It can be consulted by researchers if permission is granted.

Every year, on the eighth of March an open doors day is held to celebrate the festivity of St.John of God.

Opening Times and Entrance Fees

patio and fountains of the museum Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 (last entry at 13:30). The price of admission is 3 euros.

How to Get to the Museum

You can get to Saint John of God Museum by bus 4, 8, 11, 21 or 33. Bus stop: 'Catedral'. Routes C31, C32, C34 have a closer bus stop at 'Carrera del Darro'.

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Contact Details

Address: Museo San Juan de Dios, Calle Convalencencia 1, Granada. Telephone: 959 222 144.

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Opinions about San Juan de Dios Museum in Granada
Huge collection of religious objects
You should visit this museum to better understand the local history and learnt about the life of San Juan de Dios. St John of God is famous for all his good work. He lived in this house in the last years of his life.

The house has huge collection of impressive religious art and wonderful craftsmenship. All the artifacts have been donated to the museum.


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