Ronda – Palace of the Marquis of Salvatierra
Palace of the Marquis of Salvatierra – Ronda
During the division of Ronda, undertaken by the Catholic Monarchs after the conquest of the city in 1485, this house was granted to Don Vasco Martín de Salvatierra. The house underwent extensive reforms at the end of the 18th Century, giving it its present-day shape.
The main façade, made of regular stone masonry, boasts a very baroque doorway, overloaded with colonial symbolism by the paired figures of pre-Columbus style framing the upper balcony. The entrance is lintelled, with floral decorations of stems and circular motifs. A fronton topsoff the group, whose tympanum is embellished with the nobleman´s coat of arms. The cross that adorns the square was originally situated in the outskirts of Ronda, next to the now-disappeared convent of the Mercedarios de San Jorge.
The outstanding feature of the building´s interior is its patio, with a colonnade of segmented Tuscan arches and an upper gallery with rectangular openings and small balconies.