Zaragoza Renaissance buildings: patio of the Infanta

Posted April 8, 2016 by zaragozaturismo in History

What does a Renaissance patio in a building of the 20th century? Many are surprised by the location of this beautiful patio, but do you know why is not in its original place?

The palace where this patio was, belonged to the merchant Gabriel Zaporta. In the late 19th century the building was in a state of neglect and suffered several fires and ended up being demolished in 1903.

Only the patio and the cover were saved from the demolition. They were bought by a French antique dealer, who led them to Paris. In 1957 Ibercaja recovered this Aragonese heritage and returned it back returning to the city and installing it at its headquarters in 1980 in Zaragoza so that people could visit it.

The patio has the typical Aragonese Renaissance structure: two floors, and upper gallery supported by columns; while it striking the detailed decoration of the various architectural elements.

Besides visiting this space, you can visit the various exhibits that perform there. Access is free and you can visit: Monday to Friday from 9 to 14 and from 17 to 21 h. Saturday, 10 to 14 and 17 to 21 h. Sundays and holidays from 11 to 14 h.


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