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Antoni Gaudi: Episcopal Palace of Astorga



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Designed by Antoni Gaudí i Cornet and built between 1889 and 1893. In that time the bishop of Astorga was the Catalan Joan Baptista Grau i Vallespinós - been born in Reus the year 1832 -. That bishop, connoisseur of the creative activity of Gaudí, ordered to him the construction of a new Episcopal palace, commission that Gaudí accepted in February of 1887. At that time Gaudí was working in the Palau Güell and the Crypt of the Sagrada Família (Holy family) of Barcelona. The next month of March, the Ministry of Grace and Justice, who had to pay the work, accepted the appointment. Gaudí sent the signed drawings in June to the bishop who was pleasantly impressed by them. The 30 of September, the Conferencia Diocesana de Astorga (Astorga Diocesan Meeting) decided to send the drawings to the Ministry and the Ministry to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando that had to approve them. After various modifications that bothered to Gaudí, the definitive approval of the project was obtained the 29 February of 1889. The work was auctioned in the month of April and it was adjudged to the sole bidder who was Policarpo Rodriguez by the amount of 168.520 pesetas (1.012 Euros) of the time.

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Submitted: 12/04/2009

By: sladys

Location: León, Spain

Category: Buildings: Religious

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