This college, which has hardly changed since it was built, is located opposite the San Fransciso Park. It was founded by ... More
Colegio del Arzobispo Fonseca (Los Irlandeses)
This college, which has hardly changed since it was built, is located opposite the San Fransciso Park. It was founded by Archbishop Fonseca and built in 1525 by Diego de Siloe and Gil de Hontanon to house poor students, and later Irish students. It includes a Renaissance courtyard of harmonious proportions, with a very calm atmosphere, and magnificent medallions (decorative relief mouldings) representing famous humanist characters. The building is a Gothic Renaissance chapel with a magnificent Alonso Berruguete altarpiece. It's currently a residence for teachers, and several personalities have eaten there.
Come here for the distinctive pottery, the historic buildings and the archaeological site. This town is the centre of a
thriving industry producing pottery and tiles decorated in green and yellow with animal and plant motifs. You can visit ...