Thursday, September 28, 2023

This Huelva museum is unique in the world and one of the rarest in Spain

The last four popes Mother Teresa of Calcutta the kings of Spain, Juan Carlos I and Felipe VI, the princes of Monaco, Richard Nixon, former President of the United States; or the Duchess of Alba are some of the personalities who have donated their personal rosaries to the Association Museum of the Rosary of Aroche.

It is unique museum in the world originated in 1960s by Don Paulino Díaz Alcaide, sochanter and organist of the Church of the Assumption of Aroche and follower of the daily prayer of the Rosary. It is a Collection of around 3,000 rosaries from all over the world and different religions. Outstanding personalities, national and international, from politics, entertainment, religion and even from the royal houses responded to the more than 5,000 letters sent by Don Paulino asking for the rosary for his collection.

In this room there is also a place for those who did not send the cord Josemaría Escriva de Balaguer Founder of Opus Dei who responded with a letter on display today at the museum.

The rosary is used as a prayer tool in various religions. There are examples of this in the museum Japa Mala or Indian Rosary Tabish or Masbala Musulmán, Komboskini or similar orthodox prayer cord and the Christian rosary. Also made with others unimaginable materials such as olive stones, snails, nines, Marble Almendras o Fishbone.

this museum, entered in the Guinness Book of Records located in the 18th century Monastery of Cilla de los Jerónimos. To visit it it is necessary to walk City Tourist Office, located in the Mercaroche building (Dolores Losada street with Paulino Díaz Alcaide square). The opening times are Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Telephone: 859 99 30 38

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