Castile–León and Castile–La Mancha Sights

Palacio de Monterrey

  • Pl. de las Agustinas Map It
  • Salamanca
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Updated 06/06/2014

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Built after 1538 by Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón, the palace was meant for an illegitimate son of Alonso de Fonseca I. As in Rodrigo's other local palaces, the building is flanked by towers and has an open arcaded gallery running the length of the upper level. Such galleries—which in Italy you would expect to see on the ground floor—are common in Spanish Renaissance palaces and were intended to provide privacy for the women of the house and cool the floor below during the summer. Privately owned, the palace is not open to visitors, but you can stroll its grounds.

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Pl. de las Agustinas, Salamanca, 37002, Spain

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Updated 06/06/2014

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