Palace of Generala. Rectory of the University of Extremadura.

Palace of Generala. Rectory of the University of Extremadura. 25 aniversario de la declaracion de Caceres como Ciudad Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO

Palace of Generala is a building from 16th century with later refurbishments in 17th and 20th centuries. It was the head office of Cáceres City Council from 1860 to 1869, while the current Town Hall was built.

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31. Palace of Generala

Guided Tour of Caceres. Route 2

31. Palace of Generala

Palace of Generala. Rectory of the University of Extremadura.

Palace of Generala is an impressive mansion which opens its main Gothic façade out to the Almohad rampart walk. It has a big round-arched portal with granite voussoirs over which, on both sides of a window, there are two carved coats of arms of the family, all framed by an alfiz. Over the ensemble there's a defensive granite balcony with arrow slits supported by three corbels.

The Palace de la Generala owes its name to Mrs María Cayetana Vicenta de Ovando y Calderón, viscountess of Peñaparda de Flores, who got married in 1753 to the Lieutenant General Mr Vicente Francisco de Ovando Rol, 4th Marquis of Camarena and later 1st Marquis of Camarena la Real.

Palace of Generala. Rectory of the University of Extremadura.

Palace of Generala is a building from 16th century with later refurbishments in 17th and 20th centuries. It was the head office of Cáceres City Council from 1860 to 1869, while the current Town Hall was built. After it was owned successively by the Bishopric of Coria in order to settle in it the Sindicatos Católicos (Acción Católica), by the former journal Extremadura (nowadays El Periódico Extremadura) and, lastly, after a deep refurbisment, it held the Faculty of Law of the University of Extremadura until 1995. Nowadays, it's the head office of the Rectory of University of Extremadura.

 

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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