The Barjola Museum
This museum presents the work of the painter Juan Barjola (Torre de Miguel Sesmero, Badajoz, 1919-Madrid, 2004) and occupies the palace and chapel of the Jove Huergo family, both dating from the 17th century and considered the best examples of what is known as Gijón Baroque.
The building conserves the front façade and the constructive structure and elements of the chapel, with the remainder having been rebuilt to fulfil the requirements of a museum. The three upper floors of the museum house the Permanent Collection. This comprises the work of Juan Barjola, whose evolution as a painter can be seen through the most representative thematic series of his workfrom the 1950s until his death. These display his search for his own artistic language, evolving from abstract art through to expressionism.
The ground floor of the museum houses the Trinity Chapel area, which is devoted to the display of temporary contemporary artexhibitions, preferentially sculpture and installation art.
Completing the services offered to the public is a newspaper and periodicals library specialising in contemporary art.
Trinidad, 17. 33201 Gijón
Tel.: 985 357 939
Tuesday to Saturday: 11.30 - 13.30 and 17.00 - 20.00
Sunday and public holidays: 12.00 - 14.00
Mondays, 1st January, Shrove Tuesday, Good Friday, 13th June, 15th August, 8th and 29th September, 24th, 25th and 31st December.