PALACIO DE LINARES

Audio File length: 2.26
Author: STEFANO ZUFFI E DAVIDE TORTORELLA
English / USA Language: English / USA

Palacio de Linares was completed in 1900 in neo-baroque style. After more than twenty years of work, it's now the headquarters of "Casa de America", an institution that promotes cultural relations between Spain and Latin America. The rich decoration of the corner façade offers only a small sample of its interior magnificence that the Marquis de Linares had entrusted to a group of artists.

 

FUN FACT: here's a mysterious legend about the Linares palace. When the Marquis' son discovered that he had married a half-sister who was the result of his father's relationship with a tobacconist, he managed to obtain permission from the Pope to continue living with his wife, although in chastity. But the incestuous couple was guilty of a crime: the murder of their daughter. It seems that the ghost of the small, innocent Raimunda continues to prowl the building at night.

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