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Palacio de Monterrey

Compania, Salamanca, Spain
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Compania, Salamanca, Spain

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Reviewed 6 May 2017

The Palace of Monterrey is owned by the Duke of Alba. There is news that it will be opened to the public by the end of the year. Now one can only see the beautiful facade of the building.

Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Renaissance palace that is - Rary! - not a museum but still a family house of earls Alba.Built in 16 cent with design changed a few times due to shortage of money it is very attractive in its upper part: stone curves ornate and the...More

Thank Natalie T
Reviewed 5 January 2017

A magnificent building, built by Count III of Monterrey, style Plateresque (Spanish Renaissance style). It can be visited for free, but must make a reservation in advance because places are limited.

Thank Hoinara
Reviewed 7 April 2015

It's a nice structure but forgettable. Although, I'm not saying it's not worth it which it is. The problem is that it is complete surrounded by other things like as if it were squished and mashed together. But all the same a nice structure.

Thank Jose Martin V
Reviewed 25 October 2014

A little hot and tired, perhaps, and finding yourself overwhelmed by the great plaza, here you can enjoy peace and quiet, sitting on the lawn outside, admiring the monument to John, Prince of Asturias and Lord of Salamanca, the son of Isabella of Castille and...More

Thank ELear
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Not much can be added. A 16th century construction, now the palace is one of the official residences of the Duchess of Alba and is closed to public. But view from outside is enough to impress, take a stroll around its walls to enjoy it...More

Thank KrisD_pl
Reviewed 22 July 2012

Its a great building, resembles perfectly the image we all have of the medieval times. Just great to see and to impersonate yourself as a knight arriving with his horse while the main gate opens!!

Thank Ciancio20
Reviewed 18 February 2012

Unfortunately you can't enter unless you're friends with the Duchess of Alba or her spawn, but it's very impressive from the outside and nicely lit at night. Take a walk around it for the little plazas around. You may get lucky and get a bad...More

1  Thank McCait
Reviewed 11 February 2012

The Palace of Monterrey is one of the palaces owned by the Duchess of Alba. It is closed to visitors, but you can see the impressive façade. This palace was built in 1539 by Alonso de Acevedo, who was the third Count of Monterrey and...More

1  Thank BennyMalaga
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