Departmental Heritage Education Center Ospitalea

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:00 am - 12:30 am 01:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:30 am 01:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:30 am 01:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 12:30 am 01:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 12:30 am 01:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 12:30 am 01:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Sunday Closed

Opens Monday at 10:00 am

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Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Basse Navarre

Services

  • Basque spoken
  • Disable access
  • Entertainment
  • Groups
  • Lift
  • Parking
  • English
    • Impossible to miss in the center of the small village of Irissarry, come and discover Ospitalea, this monumental example of traditional Bas-Navarre farms, a former commandery founded by the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (now Order of Malta), now transformed into a Departmental Center for Heritage Education.

      Owned by the Department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Ospitalea supports you in discovering the local heritage through its events and temporary exhibitions.

      The visit of the building will allow you to approach the history of Ospitalea, to appreciate its rehabilitation and the architectural program which guided it.

      In the vast exhibition hall, you will marvel at the exceptional dimension that the impressive framework gives to the exhibitions.

      Visits, workshops, games, shows, storytelling, heritage outings… are scheduled all year round to help you discover the facets of Basque heritage: nature, culture, buildings, language, traditional practices and know-how.
      NEW: Come and discover the "Eternal Movement" sound tour linked to the murals available for free on the Listeners application.

      Grab your headphones, launch the application and activate geolocation and you are ready to discover the history and heritage of Irissarry around a storytelling walk.

      Ospitalea is open all year round
      from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Monday to Saturday from April to October
      Monday to Friday the rest of the year

      Free self-guided visit.
      Guided tour, workshops, educational outing from € 3.
      Information on 05.59.37.97.20. or ospitalea@le64.fr
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Traveller Reviews Departmental Heritage Education Center Ospitalea

4.6 sur 5 51 reviews

  • Jane Tutte

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Jane Tutte on 16/07/2022

    This is a really informative museum with a fantastic insight of the building it sits within and the area. It has great comparisons of then and now. A very helpful guide greeted us and was happy to offer more information for us.

  • Marc Begué

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Marc Begué on 06/08/2022

    Surprising building in this village where we were pleasantly received where our feet took us...bakery...café...and museum. With a beautiful temporary exhibition and one concerning rural heritage. And good advice that leads us to a bookstore café in the nearby village of Ossès...to discover...

  • Soflal Soflal

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Soflal Soflal on 19/10/2022

    Very nice building very well renovated. Too bad that locals (3 people) feed cats leaving dirty paper towels and food packaging lying around in front of the markets. And that one is with his dog to do his needs without even picking them up. Not a very good image of cleanliness for the town this place! The rest nothing to complain about it's clean, pretty, warm welcome

Traveller Reviews Departmental Heritage Education Center Ospitalea

4.5 sur 5 7 reviews

  • "Magnifique batisse avec expo intéressante"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by johane14 (Nusa Penida, Indonesia) on 27/09/2022

    Sur deux étages, cette batisse historique imposante vaut le détour à visiter gratuitement, et le restau à coté aussi Art'zain pour joindre l'utile à l'agréable ;)

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  • "Visite Ospitalea"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by colual (Biarritz, France) on 26/07/2022

    Très intéressante visite commentée sur l’historique des lieux, suivie d’une toute aussi agréable traversée des époques à travers l’expo « avant -après » . Un immense bravo pour ces réalisations

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  • "Magnifique ferme du 18°S"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by michelsA5099GB (Suresnes, France) on 01/08/2019

    Imposant bâtiment, superbement restauré dans un style néo-contemporain, pour en faire ( entre autre ) la médiathèque du village. Et tous les jeudis, à 15h, une visite ( gratuite) menée par un...

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Departmental Heritage Education Center Ospitalea

Address

Ospitalea
64780 Irissarry

GPS coordinates

43° 15'25.48"N, 1° 13'57.7"W

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