Teatro Gayarre (Gayarre Theatre)
This near-miraculous theatre is well worth a visit.
The survival of art.
The history of the 'Teatro Gayarre' is the story of a wandering theatre that went through several refurbishments, demolitions and moves since the year 1608, when it opened to the public as Pamplona's first comedy club venue. This first theatre centre was replaced and moved in 1841 by the ancient main theatre situated in 'plaza del Castillo' (Castle Square), and became known as 'Teatro Gayarre' at the beginning of the 20th century, which was then demolished and rebuilt in its current location on the street named 'calle Carlos III', where the building suffered another fire and subsequent restoration. If only for its eventful history and its impressive decoration of Italian theatre, the 'Gayarre' is worth a visit for lovers of the performing arts and for those who don't want to check its programme, which is always varied with entertaining options for all ages.