Located in the old Carmelite convent of Our Lady of Sorrows, the Iron and Forging Centre is a source of exhibition and interpretation
of these two essential activities in the life of Lesaka. The town was forged in iron, as shown by several elements of its architecture. Fountains, washhouses and bridges (among others) make up an open-air museum to round off a visit to the centre.
Iron, whose origins were attributed to the gods and characters of legends in antiquity, has forged a solid history in the life of Lesaka
. People in general and the people of Lesaka in particular, have used natural resources since the beginnings of time. Forges, ironworks and steel factories have succeeded each other over the years to contribute the development of the town.
This exhibition centre was created with the aim of highlighting the value of this transcendental mineral, conserving local history and disseminating the town's cultural assets. It has four areas
that are differentiated and interrelated to help the visitor get to know the town better:
A permanent exhibition
area displaying the work of Pedro Lanz, a forge master whose work represents forms of life and work from the past. A forging workshop
illustrating the tools used and an exhibition on the town of Lesaka, whose way of life has been based on the conversion and use of iron for many years. A photography exhibition area
with photos and documents on the town's heritage. There is a brochure titled Lesaka ezagutu
, a very useful guide to get to know the town. A meeting point
where all kinds of information on the town is available.