Declared a Monument of Cultural Interest in 1996, the Mausoleum is the work of the sculptor Mariano Benlliure.
The maquette of the sculpture was exhibited in the Crystal Palace in Madrid’s Retiro Park and, later, at the 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris, where it won the Medal of Honour for Sculpture.
The Queen Regent, Maria Christina, wanted the mausoleum to be erected opposite the Teatro Real in the Plaza Isabel II in Madrid, but Gayarre’s family managed to have it brought to Roncal, his birthplace, in accordance with the tenor’s own wish. The sculpture is an allegory in which the different figures represent Harmony, Melody, Fame and Music.
• Access on foot or by car.
• 800 m from the village, in Roncal cemetery.