On its interior this representative example of a palace in the Castilian Plateresque style contains tiles and plasterwork in the Moorish tradition, but already showing evidence of Renaissance forms. As many of the nuns were of noble birth, it is also home to valuable works of art.
Its collection of articles covers everything from prehistoric times through to the Lower Middle Ages. They come from various archaeological excavations made in Álava since the 19th century. The site is a modern building designed by Francisco Mangado and combining functionality and aesthetics.
Along with Luis Gordillo, he was one of the exponents of Spanish pop art, who then evolved towards Cubist abstraction and critical realism. Throughout his career, Alcaín has maintained a consistent artistic development and assimilated very different contemporary movements.
It represents the oriental god Zervan Chronos, characterised with the head of a lion on his chest and a serpent encircling his body. The piece is part of the series of sculptures of gods in a shrine or temple.
For the first time in Spain we see the spread of the Impressionist movement in North America.
Selection of important paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries from the Cajasol Collection.
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