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Palace of the Dukes de Alba

Originally the house was conceived as a defensive construction, but was later it became a stately home with beautiful gardens.

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Coria , Cáceres (Extremadura)

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  • Originally the house was conceived as a defensive construction, but was later it became a stately home with beautiful gardens.

    This Gothic-Renaissance building, built in the 15th century, is a defensive bastion as can be seen from its walls, towers and arrow loops. But the palace of the Dukes of Alba, located in the town of Coria in Cáceres province, is also a stately home with lounges, gardens and colonnades. Perhaps the most remarkable of these elements are two beautiful Gothic courtyards and a Renaissance garden-viewpoint, which date back to the mid-16th century.

    Originally this palace was designed as a small castle, but when a new fortress was built, it became a nobleman's house with a typically Spanish façade.

     

  • Origin:
  • 15th century
  • Construction:
  • Military building
  • Art period:
  • Gothic
  • Renaissance
  • Period in history:
  • Various periods
  • Various styles
  • 15th century
  • 16th century

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