The artistic-historic tradition of Orihuela, has brought forth an array of cultural manifestations which can be seen in the town. For this reason, the town is host to several museums, which offer the visitor a great variety of activities to make the most of your stay in Orihuela.
Museo de la Reconquista
This is a museum of the folklore festivals of the Moors and Christians. In this museum, festival tunics belonging to different costumed groups, musical instrument, armamanets, publicity placards announcing the festival, photographs, etc. can be seen.
Museo de la Muralla
During the years from 1998 to 2000 some important archaeological excavations in the old Patio of the Casa del Paso were carried out. The findings have been spectacular and of great architectural and historical importance. Given the great interest in these discoveries, the basement of the Building "Casa del Paso" on the Salesians´ Campus of the Miguel Hernández University have been preserved and opened for viewing..
Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro
The museum displays interesting collections of paintings, sculpture, gold and silver work, clothing, furniture and religious books. Among the paintings, the visitor can contemplate the exceptional religious work of Velazquez "La Tentación de Santo Tomás"(The Temptation of Saint Thomas) stands out.
Sala-Museo San Juan de Dios
This museum is situated in the Church and Hall of Men in the old Municipal Hospital. We can also contemplate, in the same place, the Comarcal Archaeological Museum with artefacts dating from the Palaeolithic era to the 18th century.
Casa-Museo Miguel Hernández
The house where the poet lived contains many of his contemporary personal effects and photographs of the writer in various places and situations.
Museo de Semana Santa
This museum houses the majority of processional thrones and sculptures which are paraded during Easter Week in Orihuela. Among these religious, the visitor can appreciate the outstanding artworks such as "El Lavatorio", "San Pedro Arrepentido", "El Ecce Homo"and"Nuestro Padre Jesús de la Caída" by Salzillo stand out.