The Palace House of the Counts of La Gomera is in Villa de Garachico, in the north of Tenerife, and is one of the most outstanding examples of architecture in the town. It is also known as the Casa de Piedra (House of Stone).
It is a historic civil building, with palatial appearance, which began to be built in the late 17th Century, before being completed at the start of the following century. However, it had to be rebuilt several years later due to a volcanic eruption which destroyed much of Garachico.
Architecturally, we can see a cube-shaped building, with a façade that marries the darkness of the stones covering its walls with the soft red colour of its windows. All of this stands over the busiest square in the town – Plaza de la Libertad.
It was built by aristocratic families from Castile in Spain and passed to the hands of the family of the Counts of La Gomera thanks to an arranged marriage between the nobility. Today, it belongs to the council, and serves as an art space which holds various art and cultural exhibitions.
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