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Palace of Porchia

Palace of Porchia

Palace of Porchia (Palais Porcia), Douglas Sprott photo

The palace of Porchia (Palais Porcia) has appeared under the influence of the Renaissance era. Built it on a place of 2 constructions standing earlier on Frayung Square. Houses belonged to Wilhelm von Roggendorf. The imperial treasurer – Spanish of the columns Salamanca-Ortenborg has redeemed them in 1535.

By its order in 1538-46 have constructed a palace with the Renaissance facade (a name of the designer unclear). Since 1592 the palace belonged to Hofkirkhen’s families – Lozenstein. In 1602 the facade has been changed in style of raneshny baroque, снутри there was a stone spiral ladder. One period prior to 1627 the building has endured the deepest transformations in the spirit of mannerism.

Palace of Porchia

Palace of Porchia (Palais Porcia), Douglas Sprott photo

In 1627 the palace was bought by count Vratislav Furstenberg; since 1643 the building belonged to von Tollet’s family, and in 1660 Johann Charles von Porchia became the owner. And though the prince possessed a palace only few years, the coat of arms of Porchia has decorated a facade, and the name has remained forever.

In 1683 the palace burnt together with other buildings of Frayung Square. It restored, having absolutely changed an interior. Since the XIX century in Porchia municipal authorities settled down. In 1991-97 the complete reconstruction which has returned a palace to the Renaissance face has come true.

Порчиа it is built round 2 courtyards. the 1st yard is surrounded with the arcades, the 2nd is executed in usual Renaissance forms. In a stone laying pieces of medieval walls and a part of the Roman base have remained. On the ground floor, in a banquet room, there were unique frescos.

In a building the Library of the federal chancellor is located. On a ground floor art exhibitions are held – access to guests to these days is open. During ordinary time of visits is not present.

Palace of Porchia

Palace of Porchia (Palais Porcia), Douglas Sprott photo

Palace of Porchia (Palais Porcia)

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