Guzmanes Palace (Leon)

Guzmanes Palace (Leon)


Guzmanes Palace, located in central San Marcelo Square, next to Botines House, is a splendid Renaissance-style palace dating back to the 16th century. It is currently the headquarters of the Provincial Council of Leon and is considered one of the most outstanding buildings in the city due to its spectacular finish and beauty.

The architectural design presents a trapezoidal floor plan formed around an interior patio and with towers in each of its corners. It maintains a wealth of details of exquisite finish and abundant beauty that have a true impact on the viewer.

Its main façade presents a significant horizontal development of three heights separated by imposts. The lower one presents a series of barred windows and a beautiful central body of balconies, some of them crowned by semicircular and triangular pediments, with an upper level presenting a gallery formed by semicircular arches separated by Corinthian pilasters.

Its south façade presents a much more Classicist style created by the famous architect Juan del Ribero Rada, to whom the angular windows located in the southeast tower are also attributed. These are decorated with Corinthian and Ionic columns, as well as Doric-style pilasters.

Also notable is its beautiful two-story colonnaded patio, formed by carved arches supported by Ionic columns.

The palace has a wealth of details and finishes that have made it a mandatory stop for tourists and visitors, in addition to earning it the declaration of Asset of Cultural Interest in 1963.
   
 
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