Vitoria-Gasteiz

Escoriaza-Esquivel Palace

Fernán López de Escoriaza, the doctor of the English King Henry VIII, and his wife, Victoria de Anda y Esquivel, ordered to build this palace in the mid-16th century.

Due to its architectonic and decorative richness, it is one of the best examples of the civil Renaissance-style architecture.

The palace, built with masonry stone, is arranged around a square yard surrounded by a double series of arches group of arches placed on top of three of its sides and a staircase. The columns have many decorated elements.

It is also remarkable that the main façade, placed opposite a little square, features a Plateresque-style part containing a bust of the landlord and his wife.