The Pedro and Figuera Family Palace House

La Mata de Morella

It’s a palace and ancestral home that was built in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Worth noting is that La Mata, under the jurisdiction of Morella, belonged to the Pedro and Figuera families. The entire facade is built with ashlar stone and culminates with a small wooden eave.  Under it is a gallery of arches typical of Aragonese civil architecture.  Three large nearly square windows provide light to the inside of the first floor.   The ground floor is illuminated by two large windows with forged bars, which decoratively protected the palace from any invasions. The primitive door, with a round arch formed by voussoirs, displays the Pedro family coat of arms. This house, which no longer belongs to any member of the Pedro family, continues to be inhabited.