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Palacio de Monterrey

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Address: Compania, Salamanca, Spain
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 April 2015
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Ottawa, Canada

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Ferdinand of Arqgon, who died here in 1497 aged 19. He is buried in Avila.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 from different perspectives. Telephoto lens or binoculars are handy in order to appreciate the details.

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Madrid
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!!

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 harmonica performance from the local busker, who is also known to bust out jokes from... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 Viceroy of Naples. It is a wonderful example of the Spanish Renaissance style. There were... More 

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