Goyeneche Palace, Nuevo Baztán
|Palace-Church of San Francisco Javier|
|Native name |
Spanish: Conjunto Palacio Iglesia de San Francisco Javier y las dos Plazas inmediatas
Goyeneche Palace, composed of the palace on the left and the church of St. Francisco Javier on the right.
|Location||Nuevo Baztán, Province of Madrid, Spain|
|Architect||José Benito de Churriguera|
|Reference no.||(R.I.) - 53 - 0000007 - 00000|
The Goyeneche Palace in Nuevo Baztán, Community of Madrid, Spain, is an eighteenth-century palace with a linked church. It was designed by José de Churriguera, an architect known for a profusely decorated style known as Churrigueresque. The church's interior is an example of this baroque style, whereas the exterior is less ornate.
The building is one of a number of palaces in Spain and Peru which are associated with the Goyeneche family. Nuevo Baztán was built as a model village by Juan de Goyeneche (1656–1735) to accommodate industrial and agricultural projects.
The church is dedicated to Saint Francis Xavier.
Conservation and access
Since the 1940s the palace and church have been protected for their historical interest. They are currently listed as a Bien de Interés Cultural along with two squares which form their setting. In 2007 it was reported that the palace was in a poor state of conservation.
There have been proposals to restore the palace for use as an art gallery, although the project appears to have been put on hold. The idea was a collaboration between the Community of Madrid and the art-collector Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza who indicated her willingness to display items from her private collection on long-term loan.
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