VIANA PALACE

Marquis’s Bedroom

We finish our tour around this western section of Viana Palace with the Marquis’s Bedroom, also known as that of the Almiral, located in the middle of the gallery, over the Main Courtyard or Reception.

The Marquis’s Bedroom has two clearly distinguished rooms; the first one is a kind of small hall, constituting a simple and restrained office, which, due to its decoration, has suggested for some the nostalgic memory of a boat cabin. It is important to remember that the third Marquis of Viana, Fausto Saavedra y Collado, last inhabitant of this house, was Almiral of the Spanish Army. The most outstanding elements are a small Gothic-Elizabethan table, five lithographies with marine theme, a library-cupboard with a lower section imitating a chest, a Romantic 19th-century chair or an Empire armchair. ... [Read more...]

The next room was the Marquis’s Bedroom itself, where we can find up to ten lithographies decorating the walls, similar to the ones on the previous hall. It has a Carlos IV-style bed made in mahogany and decorated with marquetry, a bed-side table and an Empire chest of drawers with marquetry. The bed, characterized by its fine and elegant design, has legs in the shape of estipite, extended in vertical and finished with motifs of pineapples. On the left wall of the room we can see two chairs with similar decoration and style located in the previous hall, which was Romantic. The three of them date back to the 19th century, are simple and elegant and have slightly curved legs, where the back is connected on three occasions, showing a different decoration in each of them, such as initials in relief, marquetry or inlay.

Finally, we should mention an anonymous board representing "The Adoration of the Magi", or the carpet, made in the Royal Factory of Santa Bárbara, where its geommetrical red and yellow motifs match the furniture and the rest of the decoration in the room.

If you are wondering what to visit in Córdoba, a good option would be Viana Palace, choosing one of our guided tours. This way you will learn everything about the Marquis’s Bedroom. Choosing to do high quality sightseeing is choosing ArtenCórdoba.

Text: J.A.S.C.

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