Casa de las Cadenas (Archivo Histórico Provincial)

Casa de las Cadenas (Archivo Histórico Provincial) | Source: Texts: Ayuntamiento de Cádiz. Photo: Destino Cádiz.

The Casa de las Cadenas (House of Chains) is currently the headquarters of the Provincial Historical Archives.

The origin of its construction lies in a curious story that occurred during the procession of Corpus in 1692. A strong storm forced the guardians to shelter in this house. After this episode, its owner, Manuel Barrios, decided to build a new, more majestic building.

The facade retains a monumental baroque front of Genoese marble. A white marble balustrade signed by Ponsonelli completes the set, to whom the execution of the portal is also attributed.


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