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casa bailly

the "el grajal" or bailly house is an unique and magnificent example of galician art nouveau architecture. the local government promised to restore it some time ago but this doesn't seem to be happening. it was designed by antonio tenreiro and peregrín estellés and built by the bailly family between 1920 and 1924. after the spanish civil war it was confiscated by the fascists, who used it for some years and then left it to rot. the design and construction must be excellent since it has been in this sorry state for decades but it refuses to collapse.

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Taken on October 26, 2008