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Avila. Mansión de los Polentinos

Avila. Mansión de los Polentinos

This building was erected in the 16th century by Juan de Contreras. It owes its name to Francisco Colmenares, Count of Polentinos. The façade is Plateresque, rebuilt in the 20th century. It has a remarkable portal, made by the sculptor Vasco de la Zarza. Inside we find a beautiful arcaded courtyard, with columns arranged in two levels. The top storey is lined by a balustrade and glass windows. It is presently the site of the General Military Archives.

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hugo poon10-Jun-2012 15:05
Magnificent architecture! Superb framing, details and play of light!
Gérard Koehl10-Jun-2012 13:42
Les détails sont très intéressants. V
Bob White10-Jun-2012 13:03
I love the crisp look of this beautiful image
teachpeace10-Jun-2012 12:26
Gorgeous details. What a beautiful building.
Louis Indelicato10-Jun-2012 12:18
Nice capture
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