ARCHITECT, Austrian
(active 16th century in Carinthia)

Exterior view

1533-98
Photo
Schloss Porcia, Spittal an der Drau

Schloss Porcia (Porcia Castle), also called Schloss Salamanca, is a castle in Spittal an der Drau, in the Austrian state of Carinthia. It is one of the most significant Renaissance buildings in Austria.

In 1662 the princely Porcia family acquired the former Schloss Salamanca, retaining the building until 1918. The magnificent Baroque coat of arms above the main entrance is evidence of their ownership, from which the palace derived its popular name.

The photo shows the main entrance.




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