Plaza de España, 6

Monday to Friday: 8:00-15:00
Saturday and Sunday: closed

After the fire that occurred in the city in 1553, the Cabildo Palmero planned the construction of a new building to house the council headquarters. The work started around 1559, it was completed in 1567. The main two-storey façade is the best example of civil Renaissance architecture in the Canary Islands: formed through an arcade on the ground floor, the second is distributed in two large arched windows lowered and another two lintelled. Different reliefs and inscriptions show an ethical program that seeks to contrast the virtues and vices.

The interior, renovated in the middle of the 20th century by the architect Tomás Machado, has a mural in the stairwell due to Mariano de Cossío from Valladolid. In the hall and the chapter house, the carpentry, inspired by Mudejar models, decorate the ceilings and the staircase.