Palacio Laredo
Palacio Laredo
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia26,883 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
This neo-Mudejar style house bears the name of its first owner, the construction customer Manuel Jose Laredo y Ordogno. The house was built as a private dwelling in 1880-1884. Although the architect of the building was Juan Jose de Urquijo, Laredo himself was actively involved in the design and construction of the palace both as a restorer, as an artist, and as the mayor of the city. The building is now owned by the university. The famous six-volume Complutense Polyglot Bible is located here. It was the first edition of the Bible printed in four languages (Hebrew, Greek, Latin and Aramaic). The study of this issue was not included in my plans and I limited myself to an external inspection of the building.
Written 8 March 2024
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,710 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
The building has strange opening hours, it closes from 14 to 16 30. I could check it out by myself after paying 1 euro. It is quite small, only 2 floors and about 3 rooms. I liked the one with the blue ceiling the most.
Written 6 May 2021
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correaalberto
Puerto Colombia, Colombia133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Don´t expect anything comparable to the spectacular centuries old history of the old city of Alcala. This is a new addition which is pretty spectacular because of its moorish influence but was built in the 19th century by someone with a lot of money.
I might have done something similar myself if I had had as much money as this guy. Once you have been in touch with the Arab and Moorish influence in the art architecture and culture of Spain which is part if its soul you cannot divorce yourself from the sheer beauty of much of this which is unique and outstanding.
The builder and origninal owner is a person who obviously understood this and tried his best to recreate this world which was expunged from Spanish culture by Isabel using every tool available especially the Catholic church.
I personally agree with this pursuit and appreciate it. This is not a copy of anything but a recreation of a world lost.
Worth visiting
Written 7 November 2018
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DrigoTC
West Hartford, CT268 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
This is a strictly guided tour that's Saturday and Sunday that is four times in the morning and four in the afternoon. Our guide, Beatriz, was engaging and very well informed. It was great to get a history this little palace and Alcala as a whole. You will see here some ancient scholarly and religious books in the best conditions that would make the Smithsonian full of envy.
Written 20 May 2017
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ostirala
Brussels, Belgium71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
First step on the walk to the city from the RENFE station - charming little building (for a palace, absolutely tiny!). Unfortunately visits during the weekend have to be scheduled (so couldn't get inside) but outside elements beautiful and very telling of the times' style.
Written 15 January 2016
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PacoC267
Alcala De Henares, Spain5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
Built at the end of the XIX century, it is a precious private house now possible to visit for a small fee. Now is a bibliographic center for University of Alcalá.
Written 1 September 2015
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Urban tourism
London, UK121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014
Dazzling pre-Gaudian design with moorish elements; an explosion of colours, patterns and diversity..
Written 19 August 2015
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kellyvol
Chattanooga, TN101 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We were told at the shop that it was closed due to lack of interest. This was late afternoon, so maybe it's open in the mornings. What we saw was nice.
Written 24 March 2015
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CedroLibani
Dbayeh, Lebanon65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Friends
This monument looks like a remain from the Moorish conquest of the majority of Iberia, but upon examining its history, you'll be astoonished that it was built in the 19th Century, more than 700 years since the Moors were defeated in Alcalá! I thought it was a mosque because its architecture is that of a mosque, besides you can see Arabic scripture on the arcades and facades of the building, even you can observe a minaret-like cylindrical ancillary structure next to it!
Written 31 May 2013
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