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Los Golfines de Abajo Palace

The Catholic Monarchs stayed at the Golfines de Abajo Renaissance Palace of the Golfin family when they visited the city.

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Location and Contact:

Plaza de los Golfines s/n
1003 Cáceres , Cáceres (Extremadura)

How to get to

Opening times

Only guided visits by appointment, of one hour of duration.

SUMMER SCHEDULE (May-September)
Tuesday to Saturday
    Morning: 10am, 11am, noon and 1pm.
    Afternoon: 5 pm, 6pm and 7 pm.
Sundays only in the mornig.
Closed on Mondays, unless it is a public holiday, in which case it will be closed on Tuesday.

WINTER SCHEDULE (October-April)
Tuesday to Saturday
    Morning: 10am, 11am, noon and 1pm.
    Afternoon: 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30 pm.
Sundays only in the mornig.
Closed on Mondays, unless it is a public holiday, in which case it will be closed on Tuesday.

Languages:
Usually visits are guided in Spanish. Visits can also be guided in English, French and Portuguese.

Fee

 

- General fee: €2
- Persons older than 65 years: €1.5
- Students: €1
- Groups of ten or over: €1.5 per person
- Pre-booked schools: €1
- Children under 8 years: no fee
- Official accredited tourist guides: no fee

  • The Catholic Monarchs stayed at the Golfines de Abajo Renaissance Palace of the Golfin family when they visited the city.

    Situated in the city of Cáceres, the Golfines de Abajo Palace was built by the members of the Golfin family that settled in this city after the Reconquest. As you will see, this building displays two very different styles – on one hand it is a 15th century house-fortress, and on the other, a typically humanist building from the 16th century.

    On the former, the tower with machicolations on two of the sides and segmental arches stands out; and on the latter there is a Plateresque cresting with fantastic animals crowning the façade. Inside you can find the "Salón de los Linajes" (lineage room), which is rectangular with polychrome coffering. The Catholic Monarchs came to the city of Cáceres twice, and both times they stayed at this palace.

  • Origin:
  • 15th century
  • Construction:
  • Palace
  • Period in history:
  • Various periods
  • Various styles
  • 15th century
  • 16th century

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