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Ortigosa de Cameros

12 · The Big House

It is a building full of legends and spectacular presence, which is among the most interesting civil buildings in the town. The tradition affirms that it was a famous farmer who wanted to build this unfinished palace, where he spent all his fortune. This XVI century building has strong ashlar masonry walls, lintelled windows with gussets and relieves and, inside, a patio supported by columns. It has never had a specific purpose and it is possible that the legend that is read in its stones will come true: No desmayes pecador/tenfir/mesperanza en mi que por ti me puse aquí.

Villages and Landscapes of the Camero Nuevo. La Rioja