La Concepción Estate

Originally La Concepción was a farm house. Currently it is a building with a square floor plan and three floors, with well-differentiated uses. The ground floor was dedicated to the social life of the gentlemen, housing the living rooms and the kitchen; The bedrooms were housed on the first floor and on the last floor there was a chamber, currently converted into a domestic room. The house underwent different transformations during the 19th century, a period in which this type of housing was usually renovated to make agricultural uses compatible with the representative spaces of the noble class and the new bourgeoisie. The current living room, made up of a large space, was originally a typical hall of the traditional houses of La Huerta. The staircase develops into an autonomous space where a cistern with curb stands out.

As ornamental elements, it is worth mentioning the surroundings of the vertical openings, composed of flat plaster moldings. At a construction level, highlight the hydraulic pavements from the 19th century, located on the ground floor, arranged in mosaic with geometric shapes. Also the carpentry on the upper floor that probably dates from the last years of the 18th century. The gabled roofs are made of curved tiles.

In its day the property was accessed through a gate with well-crafted stone buttresses, on which the iron gates rest. Currently, the perimeter fence of the property has been removed, so the entrance element has been left exempt. A recent fence covered with heather surrounds this building, classified as an Asset of Local Relevance.

The gardens are configured by a series of flower beds around the north, east and west facades, with large pine trees, palm trees and a century-old eucalyptus. On the eastern edge of the property there is a ficus that is more than 100 years old, included in the municipal catalog of protected trees. The gardens of the Manzaneta estate are also part of the magnificent public park, which has a large parking lot and children’s swings.

Did you know that…?

The Concepción farm was owned by Mrs. Concepción Pascual de Pobil Estellés born in Sant Joan on the Capucho farm. Daughter of the V Baron of Finestrat, D. José María Pascual del Pobil y Guzmán (1777-1864), her mother was called Mrs. Esperanza Estellés and Cervera. In 1855 she married D. Juan Gallostra y Frau, a Military Doctor, native of La Garriga, leaving no children.

During the Civil War, La Concepción was used as the Aviation Blood Hospital. It is currently owned by a company that aims to convert it into a hostel.