The visit aims to explain the complexity of the museographic explanation of a festivity such as that of Corpus Christi, which is seven centuries old, and up until the 19th century was the main one in Valencia.
An explanation of the dual structure of the museum complex is provided: the most recent space (Museu del Corpus), housed in an 18th century building to narrate the evolution and characteristics of the festival; and the oldest and most charismatic space, the Casa de les Roques, built in the 15th century to preserve the collection of «Roques», triumphal chariots of a sacred and profane nature that are unique in their kind.
The collection of «Roques» is one of the most distinctive elements of the Corpus Christi procession in Valencia. However, given that the «Roques» are paraded through the central streets of Valencia every year during the Corpus Christi festivities, they require a complex process of preservation, conservation and restoration.
Museu del Corpus-Casa de les Roques - Carrer Roteros, 8 (València)