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|Location Leon, Spain|
|Address Leon, Spain|
|Open to visitors no|
|Need appointment no|
|Handicap accessibility no|
|Geographical Coordinates 42.5963,-5.5676|
Following Albergue de las Carbajalas Street, you will reach Juan de Arfe Street and at number 2 of the latter you will find the Jabalquinto palace, a sober manor house from the 17th century which currently accommodates a restaurant and other outbuildings. The palace, which retains its beautiful courtyard and a well, allows some of the houses of the most powerful members of the aljama to be situated in this segment of the Jewish quarter on the outskirts of St. Martín´s Square.
The Marquesses of Castro Janillos were its first residents, with property being transferred in the 19th century to the Marquesses of Jabalquinto when the family lineage of the former ended. Some scholars relate this family to the Jabalquinto of La Bañeza who, accused of judaizing by the Inquisition, had to feel to Portugal, thereafter concealing their Jewish past when returning to León; in the 19th century the marquesses, don Francisco Quiñones de Lanzas y Mayorga and his wife doña Elena Cavero Montalvo stood out for their firm support of the Carlists.