Casa Consistorial

The Town Hall of Lugo is a project by the architect Lucas Ferro Caaveiro, from 1736, and one of the greatest exponents of the Galician civil baroque.

The main façade of the town hall has a two-storey composition. The lower one has a colonnade with eight semicircular arches supported by nine pillars.

On the ground floor, the eight window-doors arranged over the lower arches give way to two iron forged balconies supported by decorated corbels.

The plaques on the façade give us the relationship with the Baroque style of Compostela. The decoration of the façade is very similar to that of the Novoa houses in the Ojos Grandes chapel. The façade is completed with coats of arms and a moulded cornice with six gargoyles on as many pinnacles. This composition is completed with two single-bodied corner towers.

The comb in the central section has a bordered cartouche indicating José Vaamonde, alderman of the city in 1738.

The greatest intervention on the complex took place when, due to the increase in administrative work, it became necessary to enlarge the building. In 1862 the enlargement project was undertaken.

Article obtained from Wikipedia article Wikipedia in his version of 25/04/2022, by various authors under the license Licencia de Documentación Libre GNU.