House of the Counts of Colchado
An impressive house built true to Baroque and neo classical design from the end of the 18Ith century, with a stone faèade with coats of arms on either side. The first tier is more Baroque than the second, which is more neo-classical. The courtyard, its stairwell and the vault are outstanding features.
It is located on the corner of Cantareros and Laguna street. It underwent large remoddelings in the 20th century and became much more neo-classsical in design than it had been.
The wonerful Baroque Coats of Arms that are engraved in white limestone on the front sit on either side of the balcony on the first tier. The faèade is divided up into two parts by the Coat of Arms of the Cross of Jeruselem.
Only the front of the house can be seen as it is private property.
On the inside, the most worthy of admiration is maybe the wonderful courtyard with Tuscon columns in reddish stone on which some half-round arches are supported and the stairwell with an intricately decorated plasterwork.
Once inside, it is admirable the beautiful courtyard of red limestone Tuscan columns that rest on the arches of brick and the stairwell that is covered with a plaster vault.
BIBLIOGRPHY: Jesús Romero Benîtez, Guîa Artîstica de Antequera