Palacio de Orleans-Borbón

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Palacio de Orleans-Borbón, located on Cuesta de Belén and Calle Caballero.

The Palacio de Orleans-Borbón rises in the Spanish town of Sanlucar de Barrameda in the Andalusian province of Cádiz. It was built between 1853 and 1870 as a summer residence for Antoine, Duke of Montpensier and Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, at the time Duke of Montpensier and Infante of Spain, respectively.[1]

Today it is the seat of the municipality of Sanlucar de Barrameda and is known by the name of Town Hall (ayuntamiento).[1]

For its construction, it took advantage of several pre-existing buildings, which were all given a common "wrapper". Thus it lacks axial and coaxial axis symmetry. It is built according to its own historical and eclectic style of much of the nineteenth century;[2] using in the facades Neo-Mudéjar and Italian Classicism styles. In the decoration of the interior rooms, there are used a multitude of historicist styles (Neo-Mudéjar, Rococo, Chinoiserie, Egyptian, English, etc.).

The Town Hall is located next to the Church Nuestra Senora De La O, the town's oldest church.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lonely Planet (1 June 2012). Lonely Planet Andalucia: Chapter from Spain Travel Guide. Lonely Planet. p. 62. ISBN 978-1-74321-252-3. 
  2. ^ Michelin; Michelin Travel &. Lifestyle (1 January 2012). Spain Green Guide Michelin 2012-2013. MICHELIN. pp. 609–10. ISBN 978-2-06-718252-3. 
  3. ^ DK Publishing (15 February 2010). Back Roads Spain. DK Publishing. p. 203. ISBN 978-0-7566-7181-5.