Palacio de Ferrera - Avilés, Asturias, España
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna
N 43° 33.315 W 005° 55.351
30T E 263941 N 4826627
Quick Description: The Palace of the Marquis of Ferrera, now converted into a hotel, is one of the four (along with the municipal, Camposagrado and García Pumarino) that make up part of the splendid Baroque heritage of the city.
Location: Principado de Asturias, Spain
Date Posted: 11/10/2021 12:39:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM158X1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
The Ferrera Palace (as it is known in the city) was built between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, at one end of the Plaza de España and ennobled the exit towards Grado through Galiana Street, also from the same period. Its location architecturally combined its union with the church of San Nicolás de Bari, when it was still a Franciscan convent.

The palace of the Marquis of Ferrera is a very sober building, in which the irregular plan of its tower stands out. Its main façade opens onto the Plaza de España, with lintelled balconies and the coat of arms of the Marquis. The main entrance, very wide, preserves a firm paving stone that facilitated the access of carriages to the mansion.

But what gives the building personality is its square tower, one of the most original of Asturian civil architecture. With four floors and crowned by a viewpoint with a railings balustrade, the tower faces the square and shoots the façade, at an angle, towards the church of San Nicolás de Bari. To the side arise the Caños de San Francisco.

The interior of the palace has rooms of great beauty, among which the library stands out, a considerable rectangular space that pours into a remarkable facade with galleries towards the interior of the building, specifically a magnificent "French garden" that complements the Ferrera's great public park.

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