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House of the Colonels.


The House of the Colonels was built in the eighteenth century and is located in the municipality of La Oliva.
One of the most emblematic monuments of the Canaries, not only for being the longest preserved home in the Canaries, but also for having been the official residence of the Colonels, who held military dominance on the island.

It was Heritage Site in 1979 and in 1985 was declared of cultural interest.
On the outside its facade made ​​up of a series of holes symmetrical in the two plants, with windows of panels, at the bottom, and balconies discovered at the top. The central part is of stone and retain the Cabrera family crest and on this cross. On the sides stand two crenellated towers that characterize the building its military.


Inside is a traditional courtyard with wooden stands that support the gallery, by a solemnladder accessing a large number of halls and rooms, with windows of popular traditionin quantity compared with the days of the year.
On the ground floor were located the barns, garage, stores, etc.., While the upper floorhoused the family residence of Colonel of the island, besides the chapel.
Currently this space is used for various cultural activities (exhibitions, concerts, etc..).

The Colonels House is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 14.00 and from 16.30 to 19.00. Free admission.










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