The Palacio de Fuensalida of Toledo!!

Once again clearing my vaults of pictures found some not shown yet in my blog as far as I can see. This is a pity as these are marvels in architecture and history of the world culture city of Toledo.  Therefore, time to make up and here is my take on the wonderful Palacio de Fuensalida of Toledo!!

The Palacio de Fuensalida, is located in Toledo , province of same name and in the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha. It was built in the first half of the 15C. It is the current seat of the Presidency of Castilla-La Mancha. It is located in the historic center of the city of Toledo, next to the Church of Santo Tomé and the Taller del Moro by which it is connected by an old staircase, in the Plaza del Conde, occupying practically the entire flank.


The Fuensalida Palace was ordered to be built by Pedro López de Ayala y Castañeda, 1st Count of Fuensalida, at the beginning of the 15C. During the 16C, it was the seat of the court of the Empress Isabel of Portugal while the works of the Alcázar were being carried out, and in this same place she died as a result of the birth of her sixth child, Juan, on April 30, 1539. Between 1580 and 1603, the Palacio de Fuensalida was one of the most prestigious literary academies of the Spanish Golden Age in Toledo, Among its most prominent members are José de Valdivielso, Francisco de Pisa, Luis Quiñones de Benavente and the one simply noted as the Painter, without a doubt, El Greco. The connection of the painter with this Academy is reinforced by the close relationship that the Counts of Fuensalida had with the Church of Santo Tomé,(see post) at whose expense the painting The Burial of the Count of Orgaz was made by El Greco.

Inside the building there is a large central patio in Mudejar style, with polygonal brick pillars and footings. Remains of Mudejar plasterwork are also preserved inside. The staircase that connects the building with the Taller del Moro has a Plateresque coffered ceiling, from the 16C. The façade of the palace is made of ashlar masonry, with the coats of arms of the Counts of Fuensalida and flanking the entrance door there are some columns topped by lions.

The Cultural Heritage of the region of Castilla La Mancha on the Palacio de Fuensalida

The Castilla La Mancha regional tourist office on the palace of Fuensalida

The Regional government of Castilla La Mancha at the Palacio de Fuensalida

The Toledo tourist office locations

There you go folks, now I feel better telling you more of this wonderful building in beautiful Toledo, the Palacio de Fuensalida can be visited as well. Hope you enjoy the post as I

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: