The architect, Joaquín de Churriguera, built this imposing baroque palace in the 18th century for the powerful Military Order of Calatrava. It's located opposite the Romanesque church of St Thomas Beckett (Archbishop of Canterbury) and close to Convento de San Esteban. Its square shape with four towers give the impression that it's a fortress. The monumental baroque staircase that leads to the main entrance makes it stand out from the surrounding buildings. Flags bearing the Calatrava Order's coat-of-arms hang by the doorway. The building is used by the bishop's administration. It is not open to the public.
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