Extremadura Sights

Palacio de Carvajal

  • Calle Amargura 1 at Pl. Santa María Map It
  • Cáceres
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Near the cathedral of Santa María stands the elegant Palacio de Carvajal, the only old palace in Cáceres that you can visit, other than the one housing the Museo de Cáceres. There is an imposing granite facade, arched doorway, and tower, and the interior has been restored, complete with period furnishings and art, to look as it did when the Carvajal family lived here in the 16th century. Legend has it that King Ferdinand IV ordered the execution of two brothers from the Carvajal family, whom he accused of killing one of his knights. Thirty days later, the king was sued in the Court of God. Judgment was postponed until after the king's death, when the Carvajal brothers were declared innocent.

Sight Information

Address:

Calle Amargura 1 at Pl. Santa María, Cáceres, 10003, Spain

Map It

Phone:

927-255597

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Weekdays 8 am–9:15 pm, Sat. 10–2 and 5–8, Sun. 10–2

Published 08/18/2015

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