What to see in Caceres
Mayoralgo Palace is located near the Co-Cathedral of St. Mary and is one of the most valuable archaeological treasures of Caceres. This is because a Roman site dating back to the first century BC was found inside from the Roman colony Norba Caesarina.
The origin of this palace dates from the end of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th century. On its façade are both Gothic and Renaissance elements from approximately 1537. Its architectural design is that of a classic Latin mansion with an exuberant and magnificent Mudejar-style interior patio, with beautiful arches supported on a thick colonnade with a square and bevelled base.
In addition to the Roman site found under its bases, Mayoralgo Palace brings together an immense multicultural heritage that, in the past, inhabited what is now Caceres, including Romans, Jews, Arabs and Christians.
This enormous cultural influence is also reflected in its architectural design and decoration. In addition to the Gothic and Renaissance style, one can see Mozarabic and Mudejar details and especially a great influence of the process of polished stone. Classic details, such as its ashlars, are of the same style as those used in the neighbouring Co-Cathedral.
Although its façade looks square, simple and austere, the quality of its masonry details, as well as the treated stone, stands out at first glance, which enhances the quality of the architectural complex.