Casa de los Picos House

This is the most famous palace in Segovia, located at Calle de Juan Bravo, 33. Its façade is covered by granite blocks carved into diamond-shapes. This gives an optical effect of light and shadow that is beautiful to see. This type of masonry was common in Italian palaces. There is a portal with a round arch. The house was first owned by Pedro Lopez de Ayala, the Count of Fuensalida, and he built it in the 15th century. The De la Hoz family later owned the house and their coat of arms is displayed above the main portal. The entrance and patio has tiles from Talavera. Today the building is occupied by the School of Applied Arts and Crafts.