Cámara de Comptos (Comptos Chamber)
The oldest court of auditors, which is still in operation today.
The 'Maestros de Comptos' (Masters of Comptos), who were also called 'Oidores' (Judges), were dedicated to control the royal finances in order to check that they didn't spend excessively during wars and that revenues were met in medieval times. The 'Cámara de Comptos de Navarra' is the most archaic and known example of a court of auditors which has been in operation since the 13th century, and the only example of civil Gothic that has survived in Pamplona. To access this country house, you have to enter through the pointed arch door on the street named 'calle Ansolega', and this leads to the cloister of the old palace, which was declared a national monument in 1868. As well as continuing to operate the administration for public accounts, the 'Cámara de Comptos' serves as an archive where noble titles, scripts, papal bulls and other documents are preserved. You can arrange guided tours in which the history of Navarre is explained using their coins.
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