- Arquitectura Civil y Doméstica. Anterior al S.XX -

This property located in the Plaza de la Concepci n, number 5, of La Laguna, is called Casabuena, headquarters of the Court of the Indies since the eighteenth century. Although the commerce of Castile with the Indies was a controlled monopoly from Seville, in the 16th century, the Canary Islands Archipi gave direct trade privilege with America. To control this activity, the position of Judge of the Indies was created, of which there are three in the Canary Islands: one in Tenerife, another in Gran Canaria and the third in La Palma. The one in Tenerife had its headquarters in La Laguna since 1566. In 1708 Don Bartolom Casabuena, owner of this house, bought the title that was perpetuated in his family throughout the 18th century, giving the house its name.

Since 1918 it was occupied by the Orfe n La Paz, an entity of musical character and as of 2001, it became the headquarters of the Main Office of a banking entity in La Laguna and the Exhibition Hall of the State in September 1994.


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The house has facades to two streets, one to La Carrera and the rear, with a balcony on the third floor, to Calle Herradores.

Due to its morphological characteristics, it corresponds to the typology of a commercial house, where the ground floor was destined for commercial activity and the high one, for housing. It has a facade from the end of the 18th century, and in it there are Baroque architectural elements with others of Neoclassical taste.

Main facade

On both sides of the facade, the elements of polished canter stand out, which together with the details of the carpenter lead us to conclude that this building belongs to the bourgeois. This building is located in an urban environment such as La Plaza de la Concepcion in La Laguna. Due to this location it has a very high rainfall, the roofs will be solved at four waters and their morphology is presented as a combination of roofs.

The facade has two floors, the first body on the ground floor has three holes and the second body on the top floor has three holes aligned symmetrically. It is topped off by a stone ledge and parapet that hides the deck.

The central opening of the first body is for the Main Door of the building and its other two holes are for Secondary Doors.

Front door

The main door of the building is two leaves with swinging doors to exterior beams, it has five streets with a distribution of 3-5 bearings.

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Fachada principal (Catalogo Plan Especial)
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