Villa de Arafo
- Arquitectura Civil y Doméstica. Arquitectura Doméstica Urbana -

This two-story building with an urban character must have been built at the end of the 19th century, showing its façade to a booming urban environment such as the historic Isabel II street, currently called La Libertad, whose pathway genes correspond with an ancient aboriginal transhumant path that joins the summit and the coast of the G Mar Valley.
This street connects the Plaza de San Juan Degollado with the old Plazuela del Llano, and through it came much of the public and economic life of Arafo running in both directions the cars that communicated this population with the rest of the regions of the island. In it during the 19th and 20th centuries new buildings were erected that housed public functions (casinos, town hall ...) that coexisted with the historic buildings dedicated to the agricultural holdings so present in the municipality.

Calle La Libertad nº 26

Housing built between medians, with rectangular plan and two heights in the facade. After the house a series of annexes are built in what is to the backyard.
The facade has a trapezoidal shape, as it adapts to the orography of the street itself. It consists of eight openings, maintaining both its symmetry in the vertical and horizontal axis, giving the facade a sense of harmony.
The openings of the lower part, do not maintain the level in the lower part, if they keep it in the lintel producing a series of doors more slender than others. As for its characteristics the doors are formed by two swinging leaves with wooden frames, having been replaced, in one of them, the larger quarters or by guillotine windows to give light to the interior. Also at the main door, wider than the previous ones, a skylight on crossbar or.
The openings on the upper floor consist of four window doors, which keep the line, both on its lower axis, marked by a molding, and on its upper part. They consist of three quarters, one of wood and two of glass, which form a guillotine-like window. These doors show us that at some point there had to be some type of exterior railing, since otherwise, they could not be opened safely, even if they have now disappeared.
The facade is finished off with a cornice of curve and against curve, and on this one a parapet with a sill made with mortar, finished off like the cornice. After the parape ...

Calle La Libertad nº 26


AREA Historic Center

ADDRESS N La Libertad Street, No. 26 (former General Franco Street)


X 360,739.33

And 3,135,711

Calle La Libertad nº 26

VV AA: Heritage of the historic center of the town of Arafo , Final Master's Project in the rehabilitation of built heritage, CICOP, 2004.

Fari a Pestano, F : The History of Arafo , City Hall of Arafo. 2004

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