French Monk Lesmes born in Loudun near Poitiers in France founded the Monastery of San Juan in Burgos in the XI century. This foundation was approved by the King of Castile Alfonso VI (1040-1101) and wife Queen Constanza of Burgundy. In XIX century during the times of secularization monks were expelled from this monastery and the process of neglect resulted in its demise. The only remaining parts of original church are the outer walls, cloister built in XVI century and Chapter House. That building houses Municipal Museum dedicated to renowned local painter Marceliano Santa María (1866-1953) who donated his canvas including the outstanding “El Triunfo de la Santa Cruz” or “The Triumph of Saint Cross”.
Admission is free
From Tuesdays to Saturdays: 11:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 21:00
Sundays 11:00 to 12:00
Closed on Mondays and public holidays
Altarpiece Museum is located in the church of St. Stephen (San Esteban), a Gothic church built between the XIII-th and XIV-th centuries although first church at this place was first time mentioned in the papal Bull in 1163.
The Altarpiece Museum is the only one of its kind in Spain and contains the altarpieces dating from the XVI-th and XVII-th centuries from the Valle de Sedano, Los Altos and La Bureba regions. There is also a collection of precious metalwork of considerable artistic value (crosses, chalices, monstrances, etc.) as well as paintings and items from the Vileña Monastery. You can also see some tombs of medieval nobility.
Museum is closed from September 14, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
From 1 July to 13 September:
Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 14.00 and from 17.00 to 20.00.
At the Casa de Miranda y Casa de Angulo.
Here you can find lots of objects from the ruins of Atapuerca and Ojo Guareña, clunia, etc.
Also there are some examples of Arte mozárabe, paintings and others.
the last time i visited was on 1991, but it was very interesting