Agustin de la Hoz House of Culture

Agustin de la Hoz House of Culture

This 19th century mansion, formerly the Casino and seat of the Town Hall, it was originally the residence of Agustín Feo, Governor of the Island.

Currently, it is an important cultural center where many activities are carried out, such as talks, book presentations, etc.

Among the elements that have been preserved, its carpentry stands out. Wood is also present on the floor of the first floor.

Story

This impressive two-story building is the perfect example of the stately architecture of the Old Capital. It dates from the 19th century, being the house of the Grenadier Captain Eduardo González Sánchez (son of the Adjutant Major Agustín González Feo de Teguise.

Later, in the 20th century, it passed into the hands of Luís Ramírez González, who rented it to the Casino de Arrecife, being remodeled. Later, when he died, he left her in his will to the Salesians with the aim of creating a school for his congregation in it, in which the poorest children would be welcomed. of the island.

This wish was not carried out, so the building passed. up for auction and was finally acquired by the City Council of Arrecife. It was the seat of the Consistorial House until the beginning of the 80s, and then became the seat of the current House of Culture. The name "Agustín de la Hoz" was given in 1989 in homage to the erudite son of Arrecife.

Where is it

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More information

Address: Av. de la Marina, 7
Phone: 928 80-28-84
Email Email: cultura@arrecife.es