House Museum Emilia Pardo Bazán

The museum

The museum is located in the former place of residence of the Pardo Bazán family in A Coruña - also current headquarters of Royal Galician Academy. The location was chosen by the last descent of Pardo Bazán, her daughter Blanca Quiroga, who signed a donation document to uplift and perpetuate the memory of the distinguish writer of a wide variety of subjects.

Emilia Pardo Bazán (1851, A Coruña - 1921, Madrid) is one of the great Spanish writers, author of novels like The House of Ulloa (1886), and also foremother and collaborator of many initiatives defending Galician culture - worth mentioning her independent and proto-feminist spirit.

In general, the visit is an acknowledgement of a typical urban pazo (Galician palace) of the 19th century. In particular, the figure of Pardo Bazán is introduced through authentic object that provide information about the aristocracy of the family. Most of the showing exhibit unique pieces: a sculpture of María Luis Rolánd, two painting by Madrazos, a painting by Sorolla, the dinner service of Limoges, the glassware of La Granja, old fans and even the reconstruction of a dress. From the hall room to the work cabinet, all the chambers show information only for sharp eyes

The museum seeks a dynamic visit and proposes several activities depending on the visitors' needs in order to bring Emilia Pardo Bazán closer to them.