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The Nicanor Piñole Museum


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This museum, located in the former Pola Asylum, was designed at the beginning of the 20th century by Luis Bellido and built under the supervision of Miguel García de la Cruz.

It is a monographic museum that displays the historical, social, economic and cultural environment of the artist, Nicanor Piñole (Gijón, 1878-1978). The Nicanor Piñole Museum houses a collection of more than four thousand works that exhaustively encompass this artist's oeuvre.His extensive pictorial work embraces a diversity of genres and techniques:portraits, landscapes, still lifes and popular Asturian scenes done in oil, watercolour, pastel, et cetera.

The museum also contains a series of personal objects linked to Nicanor Piñole, from both before and after the Spanish Civil War. These comprise objects related to his artistic activities, such as a number of sculptures, a form he pursued occasionally, his palette and box of brushes, and catalogues of some of the exhibitions in which he took part. There are also some interesting photographs that illustrate daily aspects of his life and the settings where this took place.

Plaza de Europa, 28. 33206 Gijón

Telephone: 985 359 594


Tuesday to Friday: 09.30 - 14.00 and 17.00 - 19.30

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10.00 - 14.00 and 17.00 - 19.30


Monday, 1st and 6th January, Shrove Tuesday, 15th August, 24th, 25th and 31st December.


Free admission

Guided visits for groups (by prior arrangement)€1.00 per person.Audioguides: €1.60 (€1.00 for Gijon Card holders)