Saint John of God Museum - Casa de los Pisa in GranadaSaint 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.
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.
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. 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.
Opening Times and Entrance FeesMonday to Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 (last entry at 13:30). The price of Admission is 3 euros.
Contact Details and How to Get to the Museum
Museo San Juan de Dios, Calle Convalencencia 1, Granada.
Phone:959 222 144.
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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