GUAS, Juan
(b. ca. 1430, Saint-Pol-de-Léon, d. 1496, Toledo)

View of the courtyard

1480-83
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Palacio del Infantado, Guadalajara

The Palacio del Infantado in Guadalajara is a palatial four-sided building with a two-story courtyard. Its urban character is unmistakable, it is like a city palace of the Renaissance, though the opulent architectural ornamentation mixes Islamic, Late Gothic, and even occasional classical motifs. The courtyard is articulated by renovated Tuscan columns below and twisted columns above, spanned by heavily decorated Isabelline curvilinear arches.