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Panoramic view of the Museo Peinado

The noble Moctezuma Palace, full of history, beauty an early 19th century features, is located in the oldest and most noble part of Ronda, which was historically known as “La Ciudad” (the city). Del Gigante Hispanoarabic Palace stands opposite, and The Church of Santa María la Mayor and Mondragón Palace are situated in the surroundings, creating a Hispanoarabic environment where Renaissance and baroque supremacy and some Gothic remains are still evident.

Moctezuma Palace shows the typical doorway lintel with two coats of arms and a central anagram which reads “A. y M.” This feature is shared by numerous buildings in this part of Ronda and bears witness to the Aztec Emperor’s Heirs stay in the city: a symbolic link between the New and the Old Continents.


Museo Peinado
Museo Peinado
Museo Peinado
Museo Peinado
Museo Peinado
Museo Peinado
Museo Peinado
Museo Peinado

The current building is the result of the fusion of two existing premises and includes a neo-Gothic chapel as an annex and two patios. The main door is in line with a first rectangular patio with a skylight at its zenith. The second patio contains a lintel which connects two porticos at either side, whose prominent Tuscan columns stand on pedestals of considerable height and form balconies at the top storey. This patio serves as the chapel’s atrium and is characterized by a single nave basilican floor plan and a pointed arch which separates the presbytery from the nave and the choir. The façade facing the street is finished with a glazed circular opening inside the pediment, and a brick steeple with small pointed arches and pinnacles.

Panoramic view of the Museo Peinado

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