Extraordinary palace built in the late Middle Ages, with a style reflecting its transition from Gothic to Plateresque. The palace has carved stone with very regular shapes, which is closer in style to the Renaissance with Gothic details.
It was created as a family residence, unlike the of that time, which mainly had a defensive character. The view of the main facade is one of the most beautiful ones on offer when entering the city by the Count's gate. It can be considered one of the best examples of Spanish civil architecture expressed in a Gothic style.
Over the years the Palace has had various uses, from barracks to serving as a military hospital. When the French army retired, the British General Wellington would begin the Siege of the city on the 9th of January 1812. Whilst in Rodrigo City, this Palace functioned as Wellington's headquarters.
In return for the liberation of the city, Wellington was given the title Duke of Rodrigo City.
After the entrance hall, sixteen stone columns surround the inner courtyard, which has a well in the centre. The shield of the Manrique presides over the main staircase. It also has stables, garage, cellar, archive, bread-making facility, rooms for staff and gardens to the west that overlook the Cathedral.
This palace-house is a remarkable reference to the Renaissance civil architecture at a national level. Hotel license available
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