Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón and Fray Martín de Santiago were responsible for the designs of this magnificent palace from the first half of the 16th century for the III Count of Monterrey, Don Alonso de Acevedo y Zúñiga. The palace could not be completed as it had been conceived, with a square plan and four towers on the corners, due to its high cost and the economic hardships suffered by the count. Only one of its four wings was ever built, with masonry walls crowned by a beautiful Renaissance lodge, whimsical openwork crests, chimneys and graceful towers presided over by the count's coats of arms. Inside, the ground floor is dedicated to the service area, while the main staircase leads to the upper floors, for the private use of the family, decorated with pieces from the Casa de Alba Foundation collection. The famous landscapes of José de Ribera, the portrait of the III Duke of Alba by Sánchez Coello and other oils by Tiziano, Salvatore Rosa, Carreño de Miranda ... etc. stand out.

Datos Históricos

Arquitectura Civil
Estilos predominantes:
Gótico, Plateresco
Periodo Histórico:
Edad Moderna


Plaza de Monterrey s/n. Salamanca. 37002 Salamanca.

Teléfono: 923 268 571 (O.T)

Más Información

Tourist Office of Salamanca


P/ Mayor, 32. Salamanca. 37002 Salamanca.

Telephone: 902 302 002 / 923 218 342

Fax: 923 263 409



Opening hours

  • Summer April, 1 – September, 30):
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10:30 – 14:30 and 16:00 – 20:00 ( audioguided tours)
    • Closed: monday


  • General: 7 €
  • Reduced: 5 €
(Reduced ticket for pensioners, children from 6 to 12 and disabled +33%)

Remarks: 25 april open from 10:30 to 14:30 / 16:00 to 20:00 24 and 31 December: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 25 December and 1 January: closed Free entrance on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. with reservation in advance at and night visits: Check at

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