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Nicanor Piñole Museum
Gijón (Central Asturias)
Contact Address
Plaza de Europa, 28. 33206 , Gijón/Xixón
985 359 594 / 985 181 019
Email Website

  • Guided visits by prior arrangement by phone (minimum 10 and maximum 25 people) - €1/person
  • Library and documentation centre.
  • Temporary exhibitions.
  • Educational programmes.
  • Cloakroom.
  • Sale of publications.
  • Audio-guides - €1.60 (€1 for Gijón Card holders)

  • Tuesday to Friday: 9:30am-2:00pm and 5:00pm-7:30pm
    Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10:00am-2:00pm and 5:00pm-7:30pm

    The museum will remain closed every Monday of the year, 1st and 6th January, Shrove Tuesday, 15th August and 24th, 25th and 31st December

    Free admission

The museum contains more than 6,000 drawings by this painter from Gijón/Xixón

The museum is located in the former Pola Asylum, designed at the beginning of the 20th century by Luis Bellido and built under the supervision of Miguel García de la Cruz. It is devoted almost exclusively to the work of this artist from Gijón/Xixón who died in 1978, at the age of a hundred. The generous donation from the painter's widow, Enriqueta Ceñal Costales, and interest on the part of the institutions, facilitated the creation of this museum which preserves a large collection of more than six thousand drawings.

The founding collection was subsequently enriched by the works in repository from the Jovellanos Birthplace Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias. The exhibition is structured following chronological and thematic criteria and, in addition to the drawings, includes some of the most representative paintings from the different stages of his career as an artist. The location of the museum, in what is now the Plaza de Europa, situates the artist's work in the same urban context in which he spent practically his entire life.

Nicanor Piñole Museum