Junta General del Principado des Asturias (Parliament of the Principality of Asturias), Oviedo
The palace was built in 1910 as the palace of Deputies. Provincial architect Nicolas Garcia de Rivero planned and oversaw construction. First, it was necessary to demolish the old medieval Convent of San Francisco, then used it as a hospital.
The building has an opulent dome. Male and female sculptures of science and labor adorn the facade. The whole thing has a French palatial air with modernist bits. The central white marble staircase is grandiloquent with two columns topped with lions. The patio is covered with stained glass. Inside, the Europe and Constitution rooms stand out.
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Junta General del Principado des Asturias (Parliament of the Principality of Asturias) on Map
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