Palacete Rodriguez Quegles

Gran Canaria, Spain

Palacete Rodriguez Quegles


The Palacete Rodríguez Quegles is a mansion, or small palace, in Las Palmas, capital of Gran Canaria island, in the Canary Islands of Spain. It was built around 1901 as an elaborate residence for a wealthy businessman, then in 1972 sold to the city of Las Palmas for use as a music conservatory. The restored building is now a cultural center.

The Palacete Rodríguez Quegles is at the corner of Pérez Galdós and Perdomo streets on a lot that held the orchard of the old Monastery of the Concepción Bernarda. Juan Rodríguez Quegles was a well-known lawyer, merchant, landowner and president of the Mercantile Society. He had been born in Fuerteventura but then moved to Gran Canaria, from where he ran large businesses. He loved European culture. He conceived the sumptuous palace as a gift of love to his wife, María Teresa González Díaz. He had promised her the most beautiful house in the city.

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