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The museum

The museum

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The nine brotherhoods of Bilbao count from the 7 of March of 2.001 with an enclosure where they gather important part of his history. With an expositional surface of more than 800 s.q.m., the Museum of Passages of Easter is located in number 3 of the street lturribide. In the creation of the Museum, the Brotherhood of Penitential Fraternities, the City council of Bilbao and the Leasehold Delegation of Biscay participated.

The Museum of Passages of Bilbao - old alhondiga (wine warehouse)- has like main attractive, the Steps that compose the Crucis Route of the Passion of Christ and which they rest in the first plant.

In addition, in a part of the ground floor there are diverse statures and litters of images that remain exposed to the cult in their respective temples.

Also, each brotherhood has a space, in the ground floor, to present its history, its habit, its standards, and diverse objects that distinguish each Brotherhood and confer an own spirit and personality to her.

One is a patrimony of great quality and incredible value and that few Easters have. It is a referring museum, thanks to the quality of the images and of its images makers. This is the unique Museum of these characteristics in the Basque Country.

The building

Perhaps the building that lodges the Museum of Passages of Easter of Bilbao and the General Brotherhood of Brotherhoods of the town of Bilbao deserves to be outstanding, not as much by their aesthetic appearance, but by its history. Located at the hearth part of the old town of Bilbao , the building is neoclassic and it dates from the XVIII century. It is considered a Building of Cultural Interest.

Its main structure is from stone, with a central space as a lobby, with the stairs that give access to the floor 1. The wood cover was remade. The building was constructed with the aim of being one alhondiga (warehouse of wines), reason for which has a great inner door, by where passed the cars. During a time it was a warehouse for coal. Before, it was a building where donkeys were rented. That's the reason why the building is called “burreria” as an affectionate nickname.

During an important part of the XX century, the building remained closed until in the 90's, when as an initiative of the brotherhoods, they consider to reconvert the building into their first warehouse of steps -
from 1.998- , and later to give a more pedagogical content to the space as a museum. Finally, the 7 th March 2.001 the museum was inaugurated with the presence of the civilian and religious authorities.
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