Gordailua is the Center for Heritage Collections of Gipuzkoa. Established in 2011, its main objective is to preserve, research, and enhance the cultural heritage of the territory. As part of the Department of Culture of the Provincial Council, it houses collections of various origins and ownership, both public and private, including those of the Provincial Council itself. The collection consists of approximately 90,000 objects and over 10,000 boxes of archaeology and paleontology.
Thus, Gordailua is a center of convergence that safeguards a unified and encyclopedic collection. It serves as a platform and collaborates with the network of museums in Gipuzkoa, promoting resource optimization and sustainability. It represents the material archive of Gipuzkoa’s memory.
The building (9,148 m2) is specifically designed for the preservation of cultural assets. The objects are stored in ten warehouses (5,200 m2), and a series of functional spaces allow for their management and treatment. Geothermal devices and photovoltaic panels contribute to environmental sustainability objectives.
Gordailua is a center with a clear social vocation, open to experts, professionals, and the general public, contributing to the creation of a collective consciousness focused on safeguarding cultural heritage.
Auzolan Kalea, 4 20303 Irun, Gipuzkoa - Spain