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Escoriaza-Esquivel Palace

Fernán López de Escoriaza, the doctor of the English King Henry VIII, and his wife, Victoria de Anda y Esquivel, ordered to build this palace in the mid-16th century. Due to its architectonic and decorative richness, it is one of the best examples of the civil Renaissance-style architecture.

The palace, built with masonry stone, is arranged around a square yard surrounded by a double series of arches group of arches placed on top of three of its sides and a staircase. The columns have many decorated elements. It is also remarkable that the main façade, placed opposite a little square, features a Plateresque-style part containing a bust of the landlord and his wife.

Nowadays this building belongs to Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council. Guided tours are offered in Easter Week, summer and long weekends.
Contact the Vitoria-Gasteiz Tourist Office for further information (+34 945 161 598)
Type of resources: Interesting buildings and structures
Monument type: Palace
Address: Calle Fray Zacarías Martínez, 5, 7  - 01001  VITORIA-GASTEIZ
Phone: +34 945 161 598 (Vitoria-Gasteiz Tourist Office ) Phone: +34 945 161 598 (Vitoria-Gasteiz Tourist Office )
Artistic style: Renaissance
Period : 16th century
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