Marcos Valcárcel Cultural Centre

Progreso, 30, 32003

Monday to Friday: 11.00-14.00 h | 17.00-21.00 h Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 11.00-14.00 h

+34 988 317 895

This old textile store transformed into an exhibition centre is a magnificent example of Modernism in Ourense.

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In the 19th century, several traders settled in the city, and after thriving they erected buildings as a symbol of their power. One of them was the Simeón building, a warehouse and textile store that in 1999 was transformed into a cultural centre, housing temporary exhibitions, lectures, a library and the curious collection of miniature trains Fernández-Pacheco.

This Modernist building was built in the late 19th century by architect Serra y Pujol. Property of the Simeón García family, it has been a warehouse, a store and a also a home, distributed in its nearly 4,000 square metres. The sobriety of its architecture, with a magnificent stone masonry and a meticulous carpentry, fits perfectly with a restoration that respected the noble character of this building. On its portico we can observe symbols related to trade and industry.

Check the current exhibitions in the centre and other activities in Ourense at our Agenda.