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Casa Museo Sierra Pambley
Ranked #10 of 68 things to do in Leon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 28, 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) spoke Spanish and wanted the tour in Spanish. The house is quite neat and the history is behind is even more interesting, but I really like things like this. Lots of beautiful furniture from France that shows the best parts of the Victorian era. Worth my while for sure, but if you aren't in to history of how people lived back then or seeing furniture and decorations from the old days, then I wouldn't spend your time here.

3  Thank Olivia W
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Reviewed August 11, 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 could feel transported back in time. The cultural significance can not be missed! It has only recently been "discovered" and the tour was professional and I would say one of the things that impressed me most in Leon. Something for the whole family... Even children can see games from this part of history and what children's rooms looked like.

4  Thank Sparpook
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Reviewed April 6, 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.

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Reviewed October 22, 2017
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