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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Juan Carlos (6 months ago)
Better not talk
Jesus Tobias (8 months ago)
A short visit, with a guide who reveals the history of the building, full of anecdotes.
Pisadiel (10 months ago)
Fuensalida Palace (15th century), between Santo Tomé Street and Plaza del Conde, in Toledo (Castilla). It was ordered to be built according to a Renaissance project -gothic flowery, Mudejar and Plateresque- by Don Pedro López de Ayala y Castañeda (+1486) -son of Pedro López de Ayala 'el Tuerto' (+1451) and grandson of Alava Pero López de Ayala ( 1332-1407), almighty Lord of Ayala, Major Chancellor of Castile-, 1st Count of Fuensalida - title granted in 1470 by King Enrique IV of Castile (1454-74) -, Major Mayor of Toledo and Mayor of King Juan II de Castilla (1406-54), married to doña María de Silva y Meneses. During the s. XVI was the seat of the court of the Empress Isabel de Portugal, wife of Carlos V, where she died in 1539. Seat of the Presidency of the Junta de Castilla-La Mancha.
maria martin gomez (3 years ago)
eric abramovich (3 years ago)
Very attractive. One of many sites. Worth stopping by if you are in Jewish quarter. Pay attention to the design surrounding the doorways.
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