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It is the work of the Aragonese architect Félix Navarro Perez (Tarazona, 1849; Barcelona 1911).
The Palace of Larrinaga has a practically square floor plan, arranged around a central courtyard in the manner of the Aragonese Renaissance palaces and covered, on the outside, with a kind of lantern that illuminates the rooms.
Palacio Larrinaga in Zaragoza 1
In its four angles, square towers give the building a breath of historicism, solemnity and magnificence not unrelated to the emerging modernist movement when this 20th century was born.
It is located at Avenida Miguel Servet 123.
The project of the building starts from 1901.
It has currently been restored by Ibercaja.
The rehabilitation is directed by the architects Mariano Pemán and Luis Franco.
It was created on behalf of a wealthy Basque businessman, Miguel Larrinaga, in what was then the outskirts of the city.
Palacio Larrinaga in Zaragoza 2
Behind the gate appears the double arcade of the façade, the four towers and the central dome stand out in a building full of symbolism.
Palacio Larrinaga in Zaragoza 3
And as a finishing touch to the building, on its bow, there is a ceramic scene that alludes to maritime trade, which was the activity carried out by its first owner, Miguel Larrinaga.
Palacio Larrinaga in Zaragoza 4
Professor Manuel García Guatas explains in the Zaragoza Architecture Guide that "this sumptuous palace, a monument of conjugal love" was built in honor of his wife Isabel Clavero, a native of Albalate del Arzobispo, "but it was inhabited for a few years, until the woman's death.".
Since then, the Larrinaga Palace has had a romantic legend coiled around its four towers.
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Ibercaja bought the building in 1993. The centennial palace was in need of a thorough restoration. The woodworm has attacked the wood and other materials of the structures and has also suffered from the wear and tear of time.
Palacio Larrinaga in Zaragoza 6
Jesús Martínez Verón follows in the footsteps of this period in his book Aragonese Architecture: 1885-1920. Facing the threshold of modernity. The author highlights that the Palacio de Larrinaga "is the best example of eclecticism in Zaragoza between 1885 and 1920. Due to its entity and quality of execution, it constitutes one of the best residences bourgeois raised in Aragon" at that time.
And in the Guide to Architecture of Zaragoza, José Laborda Yneva points out that the palace is a work "juicy, versatile, full of plastic references. A built game where almost anything could take place"< /b>.
Palacio Larrinaga in Zaragoza 8
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Zaragoza city: Palacio de Larrinaga. Building of the Architect Felix Navarro Perez.
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