The Palace de los Condes de Miranda, commonly known as the Zúñiga or Avellaneda palace, is a 16th century Renaissance building. It was built by Don Francisco de Zúñiga y Velasco, 3rd count of Miranda del Castañar.
The Avellanedas, the lords of the town, preceeded the Zúñiga family.
It was at its peak during the lifie of 6th Count, Don Juan de Zúñiga y Avellaneda. It fell into decline due to the French invasion. In 1829 Doña Maria del Carmen Josefa de Zúñiga died without an heir. With its future undecided, it passed into the hands of Casa de Alba in 1891.
In 1940 it was already a state-owned monument. Rebuilt during the fifties by the architect Anselmo Arenillas, it is a rectangular building blending Renaissance and Gothic style. The tiling and carved woodwork were lost due to lack of conservation.
Open from Tuesday-Saturday, from 10.00-14.00 & 16.00-19.30 Sundays from 10.00-14.00.
Guided tours in the mornings at 11.00 & 13.00. in the afternoon at 16.30 & 18.00.