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Casa de los Coroneles

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Province  Province of Las Palmas
Phone  +34 928 86 82 80
Casa de los Coroneles
Address  Calle los Coroneles, 28, 35640 La Oliva, Las Palmas, Spain
Hours  Closed today SundayClosedMondayClosedTuesday10AM–6PMWednesday10AM–6PMThursday10AM–6PMFriday10AM–6PMSaturday10AM–6PM
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Casa de los coroneles fuerteventura


Casa de los Coroneles is a stately home in the northern province of La Oliva, Canary Islands, Spain, on the island of Fuerteventura. It was once the seat of the island's colonel and now is the location of an art gallery.

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History

Although little solid historical information exists about the house, it is believed it was constructed in 1740, under the authority of Colonel Melchor de Cabrera Bethencourt.

Construction style

The house was built in a Canarian-Andalusian style. On its imposing northern façade there are eight windows on the ground floor and eight more on the upper level. In keeping with traditional Canarian architecture, each upper window has a wooden balcony. Built in the 18th Century, when many of the island's residents would not have had a single window in their dwellings', the sight of the sixteen on the main façade of the manor would have been a statement of the authority and wealth of those who resided within. Many features of the home are designed to send out a message of power. The twin battlements on either side of the main façade would not have held any practical military purpose, but would have been added to the house as another statement of political dominance.

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Casa de los Coroneles Wikipedia


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