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Casa de la Cultura (former Marquis of Monteflorido Palace)

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This stately neoclassical house from the second half of the 18th century belonged to the Sargeant family. The first member of this Sevillian family was Felipe Sargeant. His son, Felipe Sargeant y Salcedo (1744-1788), held the title of I Marquis of Monteflorido, granted by King Carlos III in 1770.

Worthy of note are the façades and remarkable use of space, particularly in the outstanding proportions of the building. The Neoclassical influence becomes apparent in the symmetrical distribution of its windows, the breadth and geometry of the design, the pediments that crown all enclosed windows and balconies and the simplicity of its main entrance.

The entrance is a mix of traditional local Baroque and classical Planism style. In fact, this arrangement stems from the formal simplification of traditional designs, as regards the stone foundations and the decorative brick details. Seemingly, a combination of a professional architect’s work and the expertise of local skilled labour.

Today, it is the “Don Juan Muñoz y Peralta” Cultural Centre or Palace of Culture, where all kinds of cultural events are held, as well as exhibitions, training courses, cultural associations, etc.
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