Anytone that has visited Castillo de Monda over the years will no doubt have come across the 2 majestic chairs parked at the restaurant entrance.
The chairs served as prop in the social media posts of countless Castillo guests over the years but did you know the history behind those chairs?
The 2 chairs were inherited by the current owners of Castillo de Monda from the previous owners. They seem to have been passed down generations before they landed in the our hands, and who initially purchased the chairs is still a mystery.
But they can not have been purchased from very far, if we are to believe intrepid chair enthusiast Gun Bjerkander Handberg, who is the author of the book “Please be Seated – Historic Chairs” and the blog “pleasebeseatedhistoricchairs.blog“.
According to the blog, the crest on the backrest of the chair (with its double eagle coat of arms) may date back to the House of Habsburg era.
This attests to the fact that Spain formed part of the Habsburg Empire way back in the 1600’s.
Without giving too much away, there’s also something peculiar going on the the feet of the chairs that seem to involve lions heads!
To read more about the interesting facts of these 2 chairs at the entrance of the El Albacar restaurant in Castillo de Monda, please continue reading Mrs. Bjerkander Jandberg’s blog – it is a very interesting read. The blog makes several relavations that we at Monda Castle didn’t even know about until now!
And it proves once again there’s more to the “chairytale” that is Castillo de Monda than we thought!
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