Mansion of Duran de la Rocha

Mansion of Duran de la Rocha 25 aniversario de la declaracion de Caceres como Ciudad Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO

This house was stood up in late 15th (at the same time of the expulsion of Jews) or early 16th centuries, being refurbished in 18th century. It's an interesting building because of its blazoned façade.

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36. Mansion of Duran de la Rocha

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36. Mansion of Duran de la Rocha

Mansion of Duran de la Rocha

Its façade lays out from the axis of the main entrance, on the left side, around of which there are four carved coats of arms. The two on the same level than the window are the oldest of the house: the left one showing arms of Rocha and Durán, the right one showing those of Torres y Nidos. This last one represents the majorat of Juan de Torres and Mencía de los Nidos, not the Chilean heroine, but her aunt. The other two ones are arranged on the vertical axe of the window: the one above is party per cross (divided into four quarters) showing the arms of Toro, Golfín, Mogollón and Herrera, is framed by a small alfiz, and the one below is a coat of arms of Toro held by human supporters. Finally, another coat of arms of Durán (much newer than the others) appears over a balcony on the right side, being almost covered in vegetation.

Mansion of Duran de la Rocha

Inside the house there's a small courtyard having graceful paintings of lions in sgraffito (referring to the arms of Durán) as well as a couple of busts. The mansion currently houses an english style tavern.

 

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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