To that end, the Congress Centre (Palacio de Reuniones y Congresos), located in the old Episcopal Palace (18th century), is the ideal facility. It is one of Albarracín’s most important landmark buildings and houses the Diocesan Museum and the headquarters of the Santa María de Albarracín Foundation.
It was reconstructed under a training and employment programme in such an exemplary way that it deserved the Europa Nostra restoration award in 1996. A year before, HRH Queen Sofia inaugurated the renovated Palace.
The period layout, rooms and decoration of this interesting historic building provide a pretty clear picture of 18th-century Episcopal way of life. The original premises have nowadays been turned into comfortable rooms, of varying sizes and uses, where different types of activities can be carried out. At present the Palace is the “driving force” of cultural activity in Albarracín.