TOWN HALL. MUNICIPAL PALACE: Built by Pedro de Medina at the beginning of the 16th century for the residence of the master beneficiaries of the Temple of Santiago (abbey house), it was alienated in 1576 by the ecclesiastical council and acquired by the City Council for Town Hall Houses. The valuation of the building is given by its Renaissance character, with a clear imprint on its façade, in two of its windows and in the double gallery courtyard with a built-in staircase. Its construction is attributed to Jacobo Florentino, a sculptor who had worked with Michelangelo in Florence, and who, after working in Granada and Murcia, died in Villena in 1526. Recently, in the middle of the 20th century, the façade was expanded in its upper part, also restoring the patio. The Villena Municipal Palace was declared a National Artistic Historical Monument in 1968.
Location: Pl. De Santiago, 2.
Contact: Tel 965801150. Fax 965806146. Web: http://www.villena.es
Hours: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.