Palacio del Condestable (Constable's Palace)
Come to the heart of the centre and discover this palace and the multiple uses it had throughout its history.
A historic 16th century building.
The figure of the Constable in the 15th century was a Navarrese nobleman who had the honour of carrying the king’s banner in battle and had the right to be 'first among the nobles'. The 'Palacio del Condestable', which you'll find located between the streets 'calle Jarauta' and 'calle Mayor', was the palatial residence of Luis de Beaumont IV, Count of Lerín and Constable of Navarre, who ordered its construction in 1548. The small renaissance style palace had a wide range of uses such as an episcopal headquarters, a council and even shops with eye-catching window displays during the 19th and 20th centuries. Following its restoration, the 'Palacio del Condestable' became a municipal building, declared as a site of cultural interest since 1997, and open to the public as a community centre. The magnificent conservation work that has preserved original spaces such as the medieval room is most interesting and you'll recognize it by its pointed arches.