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“Magnificent Architecture”

Palacio del Infantado
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

The Palacio del Infantado is located at the Plaza Caídos En la Guerra Civil. This palace of the Mendoza family is the main tourist attraction in Guadalajara because it is considered as the oldest surviving building built in a pure Renaissance style outside Italy. The palace construction started in 1480 and ended at the end of the 15th century, and the architect was Juan Guas. The palace was reformed between 1570 to 1580 to give it the Renaissance elements. In 1936 there was a fire that caused much destruction, but it was reconstructed in the 1970s. The facade has Renaissance windows and little pyramid-like projections on the wall that make it unique among Spanish buildings. The Patio de los Leones (Patio of the Lions) inside has two galleries with arches. On top of the first gallery arches are figures of lions, and on top of the second gallery there are figures of griffins. The fire in 1936 destroyed much of the interior decoration, although some rooms on the ground floor have murals by the Italian artist Romulo Cincinato, done between 1578 and 1580. The Mudejar elements in the palace are the coffered ceilings, tiles and grills. The palace is now used as the provincial museum. In front of the palace, on the side, is a monument to Cardinal Mendoza.

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