THE RENAISSANCE PERIOD IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
The transition from Gothic to Renaissance architecture in Spain took place during the later years of the fifteen century and the first quarter of the sixteen. The period is dominated by a style known as Plateresque meaning ‘silversmith-style’. It is descriptive of a taste for ornamental surface decoration with no relation to the underlying structure.
The Portuguese Manueline style, was contemporary with the period of Renaissance Plateresque in Spain.
Palacio Marques de Dos Aguas was designed by the painter Hipólito Rovira Bocandel in a French-inspired Rococo style.
The outstanding feature is the alabaster door frame executed by Ignacio Vergara. It has a pair of figures, personifications of the two rivers of Valencia, set amid a wealth of plant and animal life