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Palau Comtal(Cocentaina)

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The Palau Comtal is the most emblematic building in Cocentaina. In the Gothic and Renaissance style, it was the fortress and residence of the first feudal lords, Roger de Llúria, and his descendants, and after the lineage of the Corellas, whose heraldic motif is a snake with a female head. We can place the first construction of the current building in the 14th century, although archaeological remains of a Muslim construction have been found. Of note is the survival of elements of medieval construction, such as Gothic windows. With the Corellas, the old town hall will become a fully Renaissance-looking palace, both on the outside and inside. The Golden Room, considered by some authors as the Sistine Chapel of the Palau Comtal, is decorated with the most important set of genealogical mural painting in the Valencian Country and narrates the gestation of the lineage of the Corella family. In 1994, the City Council restored these murals. In this room, delimited spaces have been used to tell a figurative story of stories, for example the battle of Alcoraç or the conquest of Valencia, in which King Jaume appears as the main motif of the scene. And, and, in front of him, kneeling, Roderic Roís de Corella. At the beginning of the 18th century, the Dukes of Medinaceli held the title of Counts of Cocentaina, and the Palace was used almost exclusively for the administration of the County and the interests of its lords. Currently, the Palace houses the Municipal Museum of Cocentaina, which houses and disseminates works of great historical value. Other events continue to be held, such as exhibitions, concerts, presentations, theater and both recreational and cultural performances.

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