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The Orduña’s House (Guadalest) – Noble Rooms

Noble Rooms

Entering the noble rooms, we observe a staircase with a blessed baptisery on the right hand side telling us that from there on there was access to the  tribune (nowadays, the balcony), which the Orduña’s could occupy in the parish church by virtue of an old privilege granted by the archbishops of Valencia.

The layout of rooms and bedrooms is characteristic as we are shown how private life was conceived in the past centuries. The furniture, paintings, photographs and general essentials always stayed in these rooms.

In the first room visited we find, together with other furniture, a set of chairs, armchairs and a Elizabethan sofa (c.1850); A display case with small objects of decoration, two engravings from the 19th century and two canvases which represent "The adoration of the angels" and "The flight to Egypt".

In the second room we are surprised by a splendid baroque with inlaid ivory and tortoiseshell wooden cupboard, some marquetry elements and a small but interesting oil that decorates the door. There is also a gun rack with guns and a set of carved wooden armchairs.

In the last room and bedroom we find a splendid collection of large format photographs of members of the Orduña’s family in the 19th century; An old table on which rests an urn containing the remains of a crucifix , which the family had a great devotion for, and a small baroque with inlaid ivory and old Catalonian drawings(17th century).

The last room to be visited on this floor is a small piece containing three wall maps printed in Paris in 1706 and the Orduña’s cartulary book. After visiting the noble room, we climb up to the third floor.