The mansions around the Plaza de Bolívar are particularly splendid. The Casa del Fundador Suárez Rendón, home of the town’s founder, was built in the Moorish Mudéjar style in 1540 and features interesting scenes on its ceiling, while the Casa de Don Juan de Vargas also stands out for its eighteenth-century ceiling frescoes. The motifs are a curious mishmash of imagery – from Greek gods to exotic animals and coats of arms, combined in unusual settings.

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