Palacio de los Verdugo (Ávila)
Palace in Ávila
The Palacio de los Verdugo Palace in the city of Ávila on Calle Lope Núñez, near the Gate of San Vicente. It was built in 1531, by Don Suero de Águila, stableman of the Infante Don Fernando, (Fernando I), brother of Carlos I.
Built in granite ashlar work, the long front, flanked by two very low towers, which show that it was used for defence purposes, boasts a Plateresque style and has a lintelled porch with coats of arms framed in a panel made up of spheres; the main window stands above it, decorated with grotesco artwork.
Of particular interest are the unfinished central courtyard, with arcades decorated with flowers and coats of arms from the various lineages of Ávila, and the coffered ceiling above the staircase.
The main front boasts an animal sculpture from Vetton times.
It was designated a National Monument in 1976 and is currently used as the World Heritage Cities Building, the Municipal Archive and the Department of Heritage and Tourism.
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Visiting Palacio de los Verdugo (Ávila)
Monday to Saturday: 10,00 to 14,00 & 17,00 to 20,00.
Sunday and public holiday: 10,00 to 14,00