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Palace of Alarcon | Xativa
The Palace of Alarcón, located in Praça da Trindade, in the historic center of the city of Xátiva , in the region of La Costera, in the province of Valencia, has been declared a Property of Cultural Interest since 1981
The large emblazoned door, the asymmetrical arrangement of the openings on the main floor and a gallery of semicircular arches that illuminate the upper floor, elements that stand out from a formal point of view.
The palace, considered the most monumental non-public civil building in Xátiva, although dating from the 18th century (it is thought to have been built after the fire in the city in 1707, but must have been completed before 1730), there is evidence of its existence in the 17th century, when it was the residence of the Cabanilles family, the Counts of Casal. Later, it belonged to Pedro Guerola's family. In 1760 Carlos Ruiz de Alarcón bought the building and named it after him.
It has a trapezoidal plan, adapting to the corner of the block to which it belongs, which is why it has a bevelled corner and three facades facing different streets.
The uniqueness of this palace lies in the syncretism between the plant (possibly Castilian influence), with the only private enclosed courtyard and the materials used in the ornamentation, which are typical of Valencian baroque in the first half of the 18th century: ceramics, wrought iron and carpentry .
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