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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Avenida 25 de Julio 9
(Edificio Villasegura)

Viera y Betancourt

Viera and Betancourt

Eduardo Tarquis

Santa Cruz de Tenerife /  Viera y Betancourt   Santa Cruz de Tenerife /  Viera y Betancourt


The façade of the Villasegura building, built in the early 20th century and designed by Manuel de Cámara y Cruz, is decorated with medallions with portrait reliefs of Viera y Clavijo, and Bethencourt y Molina, made by Eduardo Tarquis. An third medaillon in the top center of the building showed Imeldo Serís Granier y Blanco, Marquis of Villasegura (this medaillon has disappeared some time ago, according to Tarquis' biography).

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Viera y Betancourt
don josé de
viera y clavijo

José Viera y Clavijo
(Los Realejos, Tenerife, 1731 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 1813)
Spanish ecclesiastic, historian, botanist, ethnographer, and professor, best known for his exhaustive History of the Canary Islands (Historia de Canarias) (Wikipedia).
Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Viera y Betancourt
don agustin de
bethencourt y molina

Agustín de Betancourt y Molina
(Puerto de la Cruz 1758 - St. Petersburg 1824)
Spanish engineer, who worked in Spain, France and Russia; supervised planning and construction in Saint Petersburg, Kronstadt, Nizhny Novgorod and other Russian cities

The Marquis se Villaseruga, who died 1908, had meant the building to house a museum and a library. After his death the purposes of the building were distributed by floors: on the ground floor a study centre with six large rooms for the teaching of classes; and on the upper floor, two large rooms for museum, library and assembly hall.


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Location (N 28°28'10" - W 16°15'21")

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Item Code: esca578; Photograph: 1 February 2020
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