Spinola Palace

Spinola Palace

The Spínola Palace is one of the most important houses preserved in the Villa, both for its elements and for its dimensions. It is a perfect example of the stately homes that abounded in the Villa, with its spacious rooms, its patio, well, luxurious furniture, etc.

Built by Don José Feo Peraza between 1730 and 1780, but it was his son Don José Feo de Armas who was the most important resident of this palace.

In 1895 it is the first time that the surname Spínola appears in the history of the palace, more than 150 years had passed in which the surname Feo had been the protagonist in the history of this building. In 1974 it became the property of the Unión de Explosivos Río Tinto SA company, deciding to restore and restore the splendor that corresponds to this relic of the island's stately architecture, being advised at all times by the great Lanzarote artist César Manrique.

In 1984 the Teguise City Council agreed to purchase the Spínola Palace and later it was decided to convert it into a House Museum. In 1989, the Palacio Spínola was declared the Official Residence of the Government of the Canary Islands in Lanzarote.

The House

The main entrance is made up of a doorway, with a stone frame, with the characteristic three exterior steps, through which you access the only floor of the house.

Inside, the supports of the curtains are still preserved, made of carved and painted wood. As an important building, it had its chapel, which in this case overlooks the antechamber. It has a beautiful main patio, closed with windows, in which the curbstone of the cistern is preserved.

In front of this patio, there is the spacious dining room, with two built-in stills, which can also be accessed from another smaller patio located in front of the kitchen. The fireplace is tall and beautiful.

From a room that is next to the kitchen, there is access to a second floor that is only on the back of the house, in which the rooms receive light through skylights. Also next to the kitchen is the pantry.

Apart from the main entrance, the house has two other entrances. Through one of them, from an alley, you reach another patio, with its cistern, which constituted the service area.

The stately figure of the Spínola house stands in front of the square, perfectly framed in the stately surroundings of the Real Villa de Teguise.

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