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Casa Solar or Barrena Palace


Built in the 17th century, the Casa Solar or Barrena Palace is one of the most important constructions in the town, as it was the headquarters of the General Council of Gipuzkoa for many years.

It is a rectangular building with a ground floor and three storeys. Its three façades are made up of different architectural styles.

It was connected via a gallery with a house named Casa de Jaques (currently the headquarters of the Town Council social services) until the gallery was demolished in the Second Carlist War and both buildings were separated.

Visitors will note the beautiful main staircase, made of well-carved stone, and the magnificent halls on the first floor.

It currently houses the offices of the cultural centre and the music school, and the forest at the foot of its southern façade, designed by Juan de Herrera, director of the work on the El Escorial monastery, has been converted into a public garden.
Type of resources: Interesting buildings and structures
Monument type: Palace
Address: Plaza Nicolas Lekuona, 1  20240  ORDIZIA
Phone: +34 943 805 630Phone: +34 943 805 630
Period : 17th century
Opening hours: The Casa Solar or Barrena Palace currently houses the offices of the Ordizia cultural centre. It is open to the public from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 16:30 to 20:00 from Mondays to Fridays, and from 9:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays.

The Goierri Interpretation Centre, D'elikatuz, organises guided tours of the medieval old town of Ordizia. These visits explain the history of Ordizia and take in the town's most representative buildings, including the Casa Solar or Barrena Palace.
Services: Public toilet / Children facilities / Park / Exhibition hall / Conference Hall / Guided visit
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