The palace was built by the Egino-Mallea family, which was very influential in 16th century Bergara. It was built around 1585. The palace’s main façade is in good condition and constitutes a magnificent example of Renaissance mannerism: the building’s sobriety and the few concessions made in terms of ornamentation, which is basically orchestrated through the rhythmic and symmetrical distribution of architectural features of classical origin, such as columns, plinths, pediments...

It is the work of the master Pedro de Ibarra, a refined, well-educated architect who was well versed in the more fashionable architectural trends of his time. Testifying to this is the palace’s exceptional facade, undoubted one of the most finely crafted examples of a Renaissance frontage still standing in Gipuzkoa.