Palacio de los Condes de Quemadas - Córdoba, Andalucía, España
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N 37° 52.883 W 004° 46.833
30S E 343414 N 4194148
Palace from 16th century
Waymark Code: WM18R5R
Location: Andalucía, Spain
Date Posted: 09/16/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member prussel
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The Palacio de las Quemadas, formerly the Manor House of the Mesas, is located in what is known as Plazuela del Ave María, on Calle Blanco Belmonte, formerly Pedregosa, in the Cathedral neighborhood of Córdoba.

This 16th century building was first the ancestral home of the lords of Mesa, one of the most noble families in Córdoba and to which Bishop Don Fernando de Mesa belonged. The shield of these gentlemen was made of silver, with two tables of gules and eight blades also of gold.

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Later it was inhabited by the counts of Las Quemadas, and today it houses the Higher School of Dramatic Art and Dance of Córdoba.

On the outside, the cover stands out, articulated in two bodies. In the lower body is the lintel door, flanked by columns and pilasters that support a classic entablature and a curved pediment broken by the second body, and presided over by the coat of arms of the Fernández de Mesa family.

Inside, the two-section main staircase, built in the 16th century, with plasterwork decoration with heraldic motifs, and the baroque-style main patio with a trapezoidal floor plan and galleries of columns, deserve special mention.

State of conservation
It is in good condition, restored and adapted for use as a Higher School of Dramatic Art and Dance.

The Spanish Historical Heritage is protected by Law 16/1985, of June 25, of the Spanish Historical Heritage (BOE no. 155, of June 29, 1985)."
Style: Baroque

Type of building (structure): Town palace

Date of origin:: XVI

Web site of the object (if exists): [Web Link]

C. Blanco Belmonte, 14, 14003 Córdoba

Architect(s): Not listed

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