Episcopal Palace (Bishop's Palace)

Episcopal Palace (Bishop's Palace) 25 aniversario de la declaracion de Caceres como Ciudad Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO

A narrow street leads us to the St Mary's Square, leaving, on the left, the Gothic façade of the Bishop's Palace and, on the right, the courtyard's wall of the Palace of Mayoralgo.

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4. Episcopal Palace

Guided Tour of Caceres. Route 1

4. Episcopal Palace

Episcopal Palace (Bishop's Palace)

A narrow street leads us to the St Mary's Square, leaving, on the left, the Gothic façade of the Bishop's Palace and, on the right, the courtyard's wall of the Palace of Mayoralgo.

This Palace is located in St Mary's Square, opposite the Cathedral.It was the residence of the Bishop of Coria. The oldest part of it dates from 13th century, the Gothic side from 15th century and the Renaissance façade from 16th century.

The main façade was performed in 1587 by the Bishop D. Pedro García de Galarza, according to its frieze's inscription. It has a high gate, fringed by a double arch with pulvinated (pillow-shaped) voussoirs, all framed by a Tuscan entablature which has, on the spandrels, two medallions with bust.

 

BIBLIOGRAFÍA

Cordero Alvarado, Pedro. Cáceres en sus escudos y monumentos. Ed. García Plata S.A. 1991

García Mogollón, Florencio-Javier. Los Monumentos Religiosos de Cáceres, Ciudad Patrimonio de la Humanidad. Plan de Excelencia Turística del Excmo. Ayto. de Cáceres. 2005


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