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Villasuso Palace

  • Villasuso Palace

Villasuso Palace

The Villasuso Palace is located next to the church of San Miguel, in the well-known Machete Square, right in the city centre. Its construction was ordered by Martín de Salinas, ambassador of Emperor Charles I, around 1539.

The building is unique in the shape of U, due to its adaptation to the wall and the unevenness of the land. The factory wall is made of small hewn stones whereas the façade, the coat of arms and the frames of balistralias of ashlar. In the past the main façade led to Villasuso Square, on the highest part of the area. There, the coat of arms of the Salinas Family and an entrance with lintels and columns can be seen. Today, the palace can be reached through the Machete Square. 

The City Council purchased the palace and has adapted it to give conferences, hold exhibitions and social events.

Services: Public toilet / Exhibition hall / Conference Hall / Guided visit

Special offers

Special offers

Information of interest

Type of resources:

Interesting buildings and structures

Monument type:



Plaza del Machete, s/n  - 01001  Vitoria-Gasteiz

Phone:   +34 945 161 260Phone:  

+34 945 161 260

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Period :

16th century


Guided tours in summer, Easter and long weekends. Contact the Vitoria-Gasteiz Tourist Office for further information (+34 945 161 598)