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Ronda Monuments

Ronda – Town Hall

Ronda Monuments

Ronda Town Hall

Duquesa de Parcent Square
Ronda

Originally the main barracas of the Provincial Militias, it was constructed in 1734, seemingly on top a series of ancient shops, with colonnades created in the 16th Century and of provable Islamic origin (the central market), forming one of the sides of the main square. After the Peninsular War the barracks remained in a state of total abandonment until a major reform was undertaken in 1818. Some years later, it served as barracks for a troop of cavalry. The actual state of the building today is due to restoration work carried out in 1973.

The building has three floors, the two upper stories having superimposed lines of arches whilst the lower is nearly totally enclosed, with only a few openings providing illumination for the interior. On the other hand, in the 19th Century, the archways were almost completely hidden. One outstanding feature is the Salon de Plenos (the Council Room), which is possessed of an extremely sober architectural syle.

The doorway´s original decoration covered two stories and consisted of a semicircular archway enclosed in a Moorish design in the interior of which appeared a heraldic design and inscriptions.

Ayuntamiento de Ronda, Casa Consistorial de Ronda


2 comentarios

  1. Gustavo escribio:

    Muy bien explicado, pero tengo una gran DUDA: el actual Escudo de Ronda que está en la puerta del Ayto (con el Yugo y las Flechas), ¿es de la época del «Cuartel de Milicias Provinciales», o del Ayuntamiento de 1734, o colocado luego ahí por la Dictadura franquista de 1939-75?

    • Juan escribio:

      Gustavo, los diablos escudos de la portada, así como toda la portada y el balcón superior son añadidos de la última restauración; originalmente este edificio tenía una portada que ocupaba dos plantas. Un saludo.

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