Goyeneche Palace, Nuevo Baztán

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Palace-Church of San Francisco Javier
Native name
Spanish: Conjunto Palacio Iglesia de San Francisco Javier y las dos Plazas inmediatas
Palacio de Nuevo Baztán.jpg
Goyeneche Palace, composed of the palace on the left and the church of St. Francisco Javier on the right.
LocationNuevo Baztán, Province of Madrid, Spain
Built1709 onwards
ArchitectJosé Benito de Churriguera
Architectural style(s)Baroque
TypeNon-movable
Designated1941-10-16
Reference no.(R.I.) - 53 - 0000007 - 00000
Goyeneche Palace, Nuevo Baztán is located in Spain
Goyeneche Palace, Nuevo Baztán
Location of Palace-Church of San Francisco Javier in Spain

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[edit]

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.[1]

Current use[edit]

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.[1]

The palace has extensive cellars built for storage purposes and these are used to house an interpretation centre.[2] There are also guided tours of the palace itself.[3]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Díaz de Tuesta, M. José (31 May 2007). "Del Thyssen a Nuevo Baztán". El Pais (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Bodega" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-05-01.
  3. ^ "Entra en funcionamiento la tasa por el servicio de visitas guiadas al CONJUNTO HISTÓRICO de NUEVO BAZTÁN". Retrieved 2019-05-02.

Coordinates: 40°21′58″N 3°14′35″W / 40.36611°N 3.24306°W / 40.36611; -3.24306