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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Built by a local master builder, Jose Bolanos [also listed as Bolanos Jimenez]. The Baroque marble belfries are flat extensions of the facade instead of full towers. The church was begun six years after the Carmelite Order arrived in Cadiz.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The Casita del Principe, was built in 1771-1775 to designs of Juan de Villanueva, for the Prince of the Asturias, the future Carlos IV.

    A complex which contains a monastery, palace, school, mausoleum and museum; Philip II built the monastery 1563-1584 as a memorial to victory over French in 1557. It became his main residence and was later was the dynastic center of the Spanish Hapsburgs. The monastery was originally a property of the Hieronymite monks, it is now a monastery of the Order of S…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Stone walls alternate with whitewashed (oyster shell stucco) areas with openings that divide the facade into two levels. The lower level is lined with windows topped by semicircular pediments, and the upper level has balconies and garlands. Above the entrance door is a niche with St. Joseph carved in stone by Cosme Velazquez. The main dome and the cupolas of the twin towers are covered by blue tiles.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The Patio of the Evangelists is a gardened patio (courtyard) in whose center rises the Doric tempietto, built between 1586 and 1591, to designs by Herrera. It contains sculptures of the Evangelists. Around the patio are the galleries of the main cloister, decorated with frescoes of scenes of the Redemption.

    A complex which contains a monastery, palace, school, mausoleum and museum; Philip II built the monastery 1563-1584 as a memorial to victory over French in 1557. It became his main reside…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The church and attached hospital served as a hospital from 1516-1816. From 1816-1961 it served as a maternity hospital and foundling home. In 1980 it was taken over by the city for exhibitions and the tourism office, as it sits opposite the Great Mosque (where Hernan Ruiz I also worked on the interior alterations). The core of the historic building are the cloisters of Moorish influence and the chapel of flamboyant Gothic style rich in Plateresque decoration, the work of Hernan Ruiz I, who al…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    A complex which contains a monastery, palace, school, mausoleum and museum; Philip II built the monastery 1563-1584 as a memorial to victory over French in 1557. It became his main residence and was later was the dynastic center of the Spanish Hapsburgs. The monastery was originally a property of the Hieronymite monks, it is now a monastery of the Order of Saint Augustine. The church of the monastery is the Basilica of San Lorenzo el Real.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The term derives from the Arabic word al-qasr meaning “fort, castle or palace”; the Arabic word comes from the Latin “castrum”, meaning an army camp or fort. It was originally a Visigothic fortress. Abd al-Rahman II (reigned 822-852) enlarged Córdoba’s Alcázar and built an aqueduct to supply the city with drinking water. Abd Allah (reigned 888-912) also expanded the Alcázar. Córdoba was reconquered from the Muslims by Ferdinand III of Castile (reigned 1217-1252) in 123…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01