Museo Municipal Casa Orduña
Winter: 10:15 -18:00 h. Thursdays and Sundays closed from 14:00 to 15:00 h.
Summer: 10:15 - 19:00 h. Thursdays and Sundays closed from 14:00 to 15:00 h.
Museo Municipal Casa Orduña in El Castell de Guadalest is housed in an historic building that once belonged to the Orduña family. The former residence has now been converted into a museum where you can see what life was like for a wealthy family in the 17th century. The Orduña family came to El Castell de Guadalest to be the confidantes of the Guadalest marquises, gaining positions as governors and mayors.
As soon as you step inside, you will be transported back to the past. You will be greeted with some beautiful paintings and as you continue your exploration of the residence you will come across religious sculptures that were used in processions and collections of ceramics.
You will also see original furniture, the library and temporary exhibits that tend to focus on El Castell de Guadalest’s rich cultural life.
El Castell de Guadalest is a wonderful destination. The beautiful historic centre, which looks like it’s balancing on top of a jagged rock, is a joy to explore and there are a surprising number of museums. You can visit collections of nativity scenes and dollhouses, as well as delve into the town’s Medieval past and see some fascinating ethnological collections. If you enjoy walking, you’ll be pleased to hear that you can take spectacular hikes around the reservoir. El Castell de Guadalest truly is a destination that will take you aback. Make sure you put this museum on you to-visit list for when you come and visit.