Concha Piquer House Museum
In 2001, on the ninety-fifth anniversary of the birth of Concha Piquer (Valencia, 1906- Madrid,1 990), Valencia City Council pays homage to the memory of this distinguished artist by inaugurating a House-Museum, dedicated to her, in the building where she was born on December 8, located at number 23 Ruaya Street, in the heart of the Sagunto neighborhood.
The building was built around 1900 and represents the typical working-class single-family home. With a rectangular surface, it consists of a ground floor and a single floor. Its façade of exposed reddish brick and functional lines is a valuable testimony of the hygienist urbanism of the time of which there are currently few testimonies in the city. The collateral has been incorporated into this house, both currently communicating with each other.
The house articulates, therefore, two houses separated by a central axis, consisting of the access staircase to one and another house, located on the upper floor; being the one on the left that welcomed the birth and first steps of the artist.
Of humble origins, Concha Piquer came to be considered the maximum expression of Spanish song. She stood out as a tonadillera for her great emotion and interpretive expressiveness and was one of the most relevant figures of the cobla, a light song that flourished in Spain from the 40s. The best of its repertoire is linked to the most important creators of the genre, the trio formed by the poet and lyricist Rafael de León, the playwrights Serafín and Joaquín Álvarez Quintero and the composer Manuel Quiroga.
The House-Museum It aims to show the visitor, on the one hand, the experiential atmosphere of the actress' early childhood, through the recreation of the decoration and furniture of the time and, on the other hand, to publicize her professional career and public relevance, through the exhibition of various objects and materials. The ground floor is an open space that houses graphic documentation, personal objects, recording material and fond memories that bring us closer to the artistic world of Concha Piquer and her international projection. On this same floor, and in parallel, a representative collection of dresses and other pieces of clothing with which she wore her inimitable style is exhibited. All this is complemented by a recreation of its dressing room in which vanity objects, cosmetics and various accessories are exhibited that introduce the visitor to the everyday life of a personality consecrated to the world of entertainment and theater, object, all this, of the generous legacy to the House-Museum by the family. Through the original staircase leading to the upper floor, where a valuable selection of figurines belonging to his latest theatrical show Puente de coplas, designed by V. Viudes and V. Mª Cortezo i Rafán, leads to the old house where the artist was born in 1906. The space recreates the decoration and furniture of the moment in which one of the best Spanish voices of the twentieth century sees the light. The tour through such essential pieces as the hall, the parents' bedroom, the dining room, the living room where his mother also had the dressmaker's workshop, or the kitchen itself, suggest a laborious and simple domestic existence, as was common within any working class family.
- Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Mondays, Sundays and holidays: CLOSED.
Closed: January 1st and 6th, May 1st and December 25th.
Single ticket: € 2 / Sundays and holidays: Free
Reduced rate. Price: 1 euro.
- Groups (> 10 people).
- Students of formal training.
- People over 65 and pensioners.
- Members of large and single-parent families.
- Carnet Jove holders or similar issued by authorised Spanish or European institutions.
The visit will be free on May 18 (International Museum Day)
They will also enjoy the free rate:
- Under sixteen years of age.
- Social esc groups that accredit it.
Olars with his teacher.
- People legally unemployed.
- Duly accredited teaching staff.
- Professionals from the following entities, with accreditation:
- Academy of Fine Arts and Sciences
- Association of Cultural Managers
- Association of Art Critics
- Official guides with accreditation issued by the Ministry of Tourism.
- People with disabilities, duly accredited, as well as the person accompanying them, provided that this is essential for them to make their visit.
- People at risk of exclusion
- Valencia Card, Valencia Cruise Card and Discount Card holders.
Ruaya Street, 23
Bus: 6, 8, 16, 26, 36 and N10
Metro: Sagunto (Line 4)