Zaragoza Renaissance buildings: Sástago Palace

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Posted May 29, 2015 by zaragozaturismo in History
Sástago palace. Zaragoza.

Zaragoza has good examples of Renaissance buildings. The Sástago Palace is one of them. Currently, this space hosts temporary exhibitions, but the visitor can also enjoy with the history of this building.

This Renaissance palace was built between 1570 and 1574. It belonged to Don Artal of Alagón, Count of Sástago and Viceroy of Aragón. It was royal residence for the monarchs when they visited the city. In the 19th century it was also house of General Palafox until 1815, and it also hosted the General Captaincy until 1825, accounting of the army and police headquarters between 1827 and 1847.

In 1981 the Provincial Government of Zaragoza purchased the building, which was very damaged, and started its restoration. On the façade of the sixteenth century there are original ornaments and other Baroque additions. We also highlight the two large doors to access the arcaded courtyard, crowned by a dome, and the great staircase leading to the mezzanine and the main floor.

On the mezzanine floor there are two bedrooms. One of them has Aragonese paneling and polychrome 11pwooden beams with floral and zoomorphic decorations.

On the main floor are several rooms. The throne room, which overlooks the Coso street; and in front of it an area formerly occupied by the Casino de Zaragoza (the cafeteria and the old fencing hall are preserved), which overlooks the garden and has a modernist library.

There is a third floor has several rooms of the nineteenth century modernists to accessed by a corridor.

Get to know one of the main Renaissance buildings of Zaragoza!


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