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Casa Museo Sierra Pambley

Calle Sierra Pambley 2 | Frente a Catedral, 24003 Leon, Spain
+34 987 22 93 69
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Very well preserved XIX century palace

The palace presents an incredible collection of pieces. It accounts for a totally functional XIX... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Javier P
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Munchen
very interesting house and story

This is done as a guided tour and we were luck enough to be the only people doing the tour and the... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2016
toniShanghai
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shanghai
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The Sierra Pambley Foundation is a non-profit institution dedicated to educational activities in the province of León (Spain). It was created in 1887 by Francisco Fernández-Blanco y Sierra-Pambley, Gumersindo de Azcárate, Francisco Giner de los Ríos and Manuel Bartolomé Cossío.The Foundation’s activities have always been guided by the spirit of the Free Institution of Teaching (Institución Libre de Enseñanza). Nowadays, it realizes a lively programme of cultural and educational activities:The programme of Spanish as a Foreign Language provides free Spanish language courses for immigrants and organizes diverse conferences, seminars and meetings for Spanish teachersThe Sierra Pambley museum shows the way of life of a nineteenth century enlightened family, as well as the pedagogical activity of the FoundationThe Azcárate Library has a wide library materials specialized in social sciences (history, philosophy, geography and pedagogy). This library is also a place full of history where you can read the newspapers or enjoy the web (we have free wifi)The Archive preserves the historical records of both the Foundation’s activities and also those of the Francisco Fernández-Blanco’s family.The Sierra Pambley school, located in the town Hospital de Órbigo, provides quality education for young people and adults.
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Calle Sierra Pambley 2 | Frente a Catedral, 24003 Leon, Spain
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+34 987 22 93 69
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

The palace presents an incredible collection of pieces. It accounts for a totally functional XIX century burgess palace, and also has material enough to understand life in the country at the time

Thank Javier P
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is done as a guided tour and we were luck enough to be the only people doing the tour and the guide was very informative and the whole tour interesting. Our guide spoke very good English and also gave us information about the ongoing...More

Thank toniShanghai
Reviewed 11 August 2014

It was a wonderful experience to walk through this house and learn the moving story behind the reason it had never been really lived in by a family, and of the history of the owner and his heir and the beautiful and unique furnishings. A...More

3  Thank jedda
Reviewed 28 October 2013

I really enjoyed this tour - it was 3 or 4 euros - with an guide through the house. I don't know if they do tours in english without you having notified and reserved in advance because all the people there with me (including myself)...More

2  Thank Olivia W
Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

This museum which is located across from the cathedral could be easily overlooked. It's one of the best representations of life of a man of vision who wanted to offer free education to the region. This is a house so well preserved and restored you...More

3  Thank Sparpook
Reviewed 6 April 2013

The story behind this house is one of affluence, austerity and intellect. It has been fully restored and each room reveals unexpected treasures of different kinds for their monetary, artistic, historic and human-curiosity value. The tour would be interesting for the everyone in the family.

Thank Anonymous257Bilbao
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