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Captain’s Baroque House

Martín de Rentería y Uranzu, born in the last third of the 15th Century and known as "el capitán de la Renteria" (the captain of Errenteria), is responsible for the name of this 17th Century Baroque house.

This is a terraced building of rectangular ground plan with a gable roof perpendicular to the principal facade with sandstone ashlar bonding. Although it initially had a ground floor and two stories separated by flat roofs, the upper part has suffered a great deal of alteration, meaning that the floors are no longer at their original height and the openings interrupt the flat roofs. The openings on the ground floor serve as the entrance to a bar while the upper openings have balconies. The most interesting feature is the coat of arms bearing the word "Iturriza".

The left-hand side stands out for its clean stone and carved corbel eaves. It has an asymmetric coat of arms of the same style, reading "Uranzuy". There is one single row of openings reproducing a linteled entranceway on the ground floor, and projecting balconies with forged iron railings on the first and second floors. While the right-hand side is currently inhabited, the left-hand side has been converted into a cultural centre, as a result of which the facade has been cleaned and the interior has been completely transformed to house municipal cultural activities. Only a couple of arches have been preserved on the ground floor, now used as an exhibition gallery.

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Madalen kalea 3. 20100 Errenteria
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