Hotel Palacio Marqués de Arizón is located in a former Cargadores de Indias (West Indies merchants) house, built between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It was declared a Site of Cultural Interest, as it’s the only complex of its kind preserved in its entirety.
As part of the Historic-Artistic Site of Sanlúcar, this building is a unique testimony to the town's important role in the trade between Spain and the Americas and maintains the characteristics typical of this type of house, which was used as a family residence and for storing goods.
Built in the Baroque style of the old kingdom of Seville, the complex features several different architectural units following successive extensions and transformations, which resulted in two family dwellings, numerous interior courtyards, stores and cellars.
The two residential buildings have characteristics typical of Sevillian Baroque palace houses, such as the sobriety of their façades, their two-storey height adapted to the local weather together with attic, as well as their central courtyard, with marble columns and a central well.
The Cádiz-style watchtower is also worth a mention; from here the departure and arrival of overseas fleets was monitored, and it was originally colourfully decorated with paintings of plants and crosspieces typical of this type of architecture.
The upper floor of the house also has a chapel with a vaulted ceiling, now located in one of the rooms and completely decorated with rococo-style frescoes in red, blue and gold.