Condestable Palace and Pablo Sarasate Museum

This noble house, with an enormous central courtyard, was built in 1530 by the Fourth Count of Lerín and was linked by inheritance to the ducal house of Alba, which later donated it to different institutions of the city. In the 17th century and part of the 18th it was the Archbishop’s residence; it later became the seat of the City Council between 1752 and 1760 while the new city hall was being built. More recently, it was home to the Amigos del Arte, a musical association, and now has been renovated to host a cultural centre.

 

PABLO SARASATE MUSEUM

Located in the Condestable Palace, a 15th century building opposite the church of San Saturnino. The museum displays Sarasate's personal items, others related to his family and friends; photographs, gifts and decorations awarded by kings and emperors, scores, works and musical programs bequeathed by the artist Pablo Sarasate to the City Council. An outstandingly large portrait of the violinist presides over the room; the bronze bust of Mariano Benlliure; the violins: Vuillaume and Gand and Bernardel; the Bechstein piano. There is also an archive with scores and the artist's library.

 

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Address: Calle Mayor, 2. 31001 Pamplona - Iruña

Telephone number: +34 948 424 100

Route:

     Pamplona is The Way

     Pamplona is City Walls

Opening times:  

     From Monday to Friday, from 09:00 to 21:00 

     Saturday and Sunday, from 09:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 21:00.

     Holydays: closed

     24 and 31 December and 5 January, from  09:00 to 14:00

     25 December and 1 and 6 January, closed

Price: Free