The Casa Lercaro, classed as a monument of cultural interest, is a 17th century mansion, located at number 7, Calle Colegio, in the heart of the historical centre of the town of La Orotava.
It belonged to a noble family from that century: Ponte, Lugo, Grimaldi, Fonte and Rizo. An example of their heraldry is the family coat of arms, made of marble, located above a window on the third floor, a symbol of identity and recognition of the social status of the family and kin
The house, with a layout in the form of an asymmetric U, has its facade facing east along one of the sides of this shape. From the street, you can view the front of building, and it is worth noting the second and third floor balconies with their baroque elements. Every detail of the house has been carefully taken care of, from the main structure to the carved symbols on doors and windows. At the same time all these elements have a specific function, as can be seen, for example, with the latticework of the windows, without glass, used to provide ventilation.
In this mansion, you will discover the essence of Canarian heritage. It is magnificent for its architecture, size and the exquisite taste with which each section has been restored. This unique building with its courtyards, gardens and balconies also has excellent examples of textiles.
It has a permanent exhibition of antique and replica furniture, as well as having a high quality, distinguished range of ornaments, presents or souvenirs of a pleasant stay on the island on offer.
The house covers an area of 3,240 square metres, of which 890 are the building itself. The quarters next to the garden take up the rest. Its spacious facilities also offer the opportunity to organise celebrations and events, such as, business dinners, weddings, christenings and conferences among others.