Palatial houses in historical towns

Houses and palaces built in Andalusia between XV and XIX centuries combine Arabic architectural elements, such as the yard, gardens and mudejar panels of tile-mosaic, with classic elements from Italian Renaissance, creating a peculiar merger of architectural styles.

The construction of palace houses in Andalusia was based in the wisdom of architecture and popular tradition. They were built to fight the heat, and have solid brick walls, whitewashing walls, marble and mud floors, plinth tiling, yards and gardens, fountains with water circulation, etc. All this is heritage of the Greek, Roman and Arabic civilizations.
Palatial homes have very different areas, depending on their importance. We can find them from 300 M2 (3229.2787 sq ft) until 3.000 M2 (32292.787 sq ft), apart from the yards and gardens.

These buildings have one or more yards, with joist structures on marble pillars, with a gallery around it, wood roofs, marble floors, gardens, decorated tiles, etc. The hallway, gives access to the yard, which has a wrought-iron gate, so the main yard can be seen from the street, with its fountain in the middle. Around the yard, a gallery distributes the access to the different rooms.

These palace buildings were built by the novelty, and we can find them in Carmona, Écija, Osuna, Marchena, Jerez de la Frontera, Arcos de la Frontera, etc. The grade of preservation of these cities makes them real living museums, but equipped at the same time with the same services as modern cities (hospitals, communications, golf courses, cultural offer, etc.). Tradition and modernity coexist nowadays in harmony in these towns, with an average dimension of 10,000 -20,000 inhabitants, and good communications with Seville (all of them linked by highway, motorway and train with Seville, between 38 and 100 Km). So all what has been said, together with the peace you find in them, the sun and the gastronomy, make them places with high life quality.