Fuensalida Palace

Toledo, Spain

The Palace of Fuensalida was built at the end of the first half of the 15th century by Pedro López de Ayala, the first lord of Fuensalida, is the best palace exponent of the Toledan Mudéjar, a historical typology that is scarce in Toledo built heritage, where merge three styles: Gothic, Plateresque and Mudéjar.

It is integrated in a big block, which also includes the Taller del Moro and the Iglesia de Santo Tomé, which forms the north façade of the Plaza del Conde.

The first Count of Fuensalida, Pedro López de Ayala, carved this house towards 1440 for the mayorazgos of this title, of which was founder. This first Count of Fuensalida, son of the famous Chancellor López de Ayala, was main mayor of Toledo, mayor of the fortresses of the city, and, consequently, retired mayor of the King.

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, despite his pilgrimage, landed in Toledo no less than nineteen homes, and he lived in this Palace while the construction of the Alcázar was completed. In his letters and in its courtyard, the child who would become king, Philip II, experienced some of his childhood experiences, along with his mother, the Empress. Today, a sculpture by Pompeo Leoni representing Isabel of Portugal presides over the courtyard of Fuensalida.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Spain

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Mateo Alvaro (5 months ago)
Interesting building. I don't think it can be visited.
Lorena Gomez (6 months ago)
Precious a magical place
MARIBEL MARTINEZ GARCIA (7 months ago)
Although we couldn't see everything, they gave us a lot of information on the guided tour A very well preserved old building, simple and with a lot of history
Juan Carlos (13 months ago)
Better not talk
Jesus Tobias (15 months ago)
A short visit, with a guide who reveals the history of the building, full of anecdotes.
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