Palace of Fuensalida

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lovetrav_9
Old Colwyn, UK1,092 contributions
Another imposing structure
Oct 2018 • Friends
Built in the early part of the 15th century and situated in Placa de Conde, it is joined to the Santo Tome Church and Taller de Moro.
Once again, we felt a real sense of history as in so many villages. towns and cities throughout Spain.
The area has great character and is well worth a visit.
Written June 9, 2019
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,488 contributions
Passing by
Jun 2018 • Solo
I passed by this palace while exploring this ancient city. The exterior building is integrated in a big block, which includes the Iglesia de Santo Tome and forms the north facade of the Plaza del Conde. It was closed hence I didn’t manage to visit inside. Worth a photo shoot before moving on.
Written July 13, 2018
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Veronica B
Weston super Mare, UK209 contributions
Historic building well worth a visit.
Sep 2016
Palacio de Fuensalida is next door to St Thomas Church. The entry is free when it is open. The ground floor only can be viewed at present, but it is well worth visiting. This Moorish palace now serves as the office of the President of Castile.
Written September 23, 2016
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greekcypriot2009
Athens, Greece9,354 contributions
Free access - Mudejar architecture!
Oct 2015 • Couples
It is the 15th century mansion of the Counts of Fuensalida. One of the best examples of Mudejar architecture in Toledo.

As the door was open, we just stepped in and had a look.

Today the building is the seat of the Presidency of the autonomous Community of Castilla-La Mancha.
The portal is made of marble, and the patio is decorated with Renaissance stucco.
Written May 5, 2016
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dave s
Bude, UK622 contributions
Impressive old palace but limited access
Mar 2016 • Couples
Door was open so we had a look inside. Very impressive palace but heavily renovated I suspect. Not a lot to see but it's free, so worth a quick look and photo stop.
Written March 27, 2016
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
Beautiful Architecture
Apr 2012 • Couples
The Palace of Fuensalida is located in the Plaza Conde, next to the church of Santo Tomé. It was built in the Mudejar style in the middle of the 15th century. The person who had the palace built was Pedro Lopez de Ayala, the first Count of Fuensalida. The building was constructed using brick, masonry, wood, and plaster. There are two floors built around a rectangular patio with pillars supporting octagonal shafts that are whitewashed and which hold the capitals with heraldic decoration of the counts. The facade is severe but has an entrance with a lintel made of marble. On top are the coat of arms of the noble owners.

Today the building is the headquarters of the Presidency of the Council of Castile-La Mancha. The Empress Isabel of Portugal (married to the Emperor Carlos V) lived here in 1525. She died in the palace in 1539 after giving birth to her sixth child. One of her sons was the future Felipe II. The Emperor Carlos V was deeply affected by the premature death of Isabel and always dressed in black afterward. In 1547 the nobleman Francis Borgia brought her corpse to be buried in Granada. He was also affected by Isabel's death and later renounced ordinary life and became the Superior General of the Jesuits. Later he became a saint, known as San Francisco de Borja.
Written July 9, 2012
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