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The Sierra Pambley Foundation is a non-profit institution dedicated to educational activities in the province of León...
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.