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View from inside the gallery of the fountain in the center of the court number four of the Palacio de Viana in Cordoba.

The Palace of Viana Museum is a monument of Cordoba (Spain) declared in 1981 by royal decree "National Monument and Garden Art." XIV century building, its facade is thought that it was designed by Juan de Ochoa, Mannerist, during the sixteenth century, has had over the years many restorations and additions, there have been archaeological finds, believing that at first was a Roman building.
It was owned in the nineteenth century the Marquis of Villaseca going after, in 1901, the Marquis of Viana and being substantially improved its artistic collections by the second Marquis de Saavedra and Jose Salamanca, an important character alfonsina court. The widow of the third Marquess, Sofia Lancaster, sold it in 1982 to Cajasur. It is therefore currently owned Cajasur that, through its cultural work, the museum has been adapted for a series of collections distributed through its rooms: The Gallery of Tiles, the floor paved with Roman mosaic and an important collection since the thirteenth century. Leather Gallery.
In the Hall of the Arts, with wall paintings representing the five continents. Mosaic Salon. Show paneling.
It has a library with over seven thousand volumes, and collections of Flemish tapestries and Goya; guadamecíes; Cordoba silverware, carpets, muskets, seventeenth-century furniture, porcelain and so on.
One of its main attractions are its beautiful courtyards, a total of twelve, connected by galleries with a great diversity of plants.


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