The building follows the design of Renaissance palaces
. Access from Mayor Street is through an entrance hall, giving onto a courtyard with the main staircase on one side. The rooms are located around this central space. The building is completed with a garden at the back where the stables used to be located.Ground floor
The courtyard is flanked by 14 octagonal columns, 8 of them the original ones. It contains a well that was discovered during an archaeological dig. The oldest room
is over 6 metres high and has three large pointed arches.First floor
This is the 'noble' floor and houses three large halls with ceilings whose hand-cut wooden ceilings maintain part of the original colours. Over four centuries the walls were decorated to the taste of the tenants, and a walk through the halls shows quite a few details of days gone by. This floor is also home to the exhibition on the genial violinist from Pamplona Pablo Sarasate
. The halls on this floor are also the venue for temporary exhibitions of a wide range of themes.Second floor
For almost two centuries this floor was occupied by the servants of the palace, and much of the graffiti they left on the walls can be seen; anonymous pencil drawings on a wide range of subjects. The floor now contains the skylight that gives natural light to the whole building. Of particular note is the restoration of the gallery of pointed arches
on the façade of the building that gives onto Mayor Street.