Casa de Los Deanes (Ávila)
Museum and Palace in Ávila
This stately home was built in the 16th century in a Renaissance style as the residence of the Dean of the Cathedral. It has two floors and a quadrangular layout. In the centre, there is a porticoed courtyard that distributes the space and is characterised by the presence of basket-handle arches made of brick and set on granite columns.
The front is made of granite ashlar work and boasts a Herrerian Plateresque style with a Gothic-Mudejar influence. Two floors were built on columns with bases to achieve the effect of an Italian gallery, all finished off with Plateresque crests comprising semi-circular medallions.
The courtyard and the front of the building bear heraldic motifs that correspond to the Cathedral.
It was designated a National Monument in 1962 and is currently used as the Provincial Museum of Ávila.