Arahal – House of the Marqueses of la Peña de los Enamorados
House of the Marqueses of la Peña de los Enamorados
The House of the Marqueses of la Peña de los Enamorados (Lovers leap) is located in the Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno Square, opposite to the Parish Church of Santa Maria Magdalena, in the locality of Arahal.
This 18th century palatial country house was built in the baroque style and has two floors. Its front has a monumental façade, the work of the architect Juan Ruiz Florindo. Inside there is a tiled altarpiece of the Holy Trinity.
Its interior patio, with its columns and round arches around which the rooms are organized, is worthy of note..
Arahal Historical Center
The urban nucleus is nailed on an elevation of the territory that in its top turns into an extensive plain. The Old Town has slight slopes, more pronounced in the North and Northeast, with the oldest area occupying the highest levels. Its most significant altitude is that of the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 112 m.
Its urban morphology responds to a complex road network typical of cities of Arab origin. Several areas are differentiated: the oldest part has an irregular layout, with narrow streets of variable width, and very irregular blocks; in the areas of later growth the streets are straighter and wider, following the directions of the main historical paths. Read more…