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Home of the Aguila Cound

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Fusion of Gothic and Moorish elements

At the top of Arcos de la Frontera, at the entrance to the medieval castle, called Calle Cuesta de Belén is a striking building that isn't in the guides. It's a big house of Andalusian origin, in the XIX century it was remodeled in Gothic style. There is some confusion as some say that it is late Gothic (and so late!). It also has Moorish influences - the result of historical fashion which raged in the enlightened XIX century. This was a revival of medieval arts, which explains the fusion of Gothic and Moorish elements, which in medieval art was not conceived in the facades but in the rafters and distribution of spaces.

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