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Building , Click to Enlarge In 1811 was founded in Corfu the first university faculty of Fine Art in Greece, by the important Corfiot painter Pavlow Prosalendis. Part of the Fine Art School was the Faculty of Civil Architecture with top professor Gerasimos Pitsamanos (1782- 1825). This was the school where the first Greek certified architects studied , who later worked in the Ionian islands and in other parts of Greece, too.

Samples of their work can be found scatterred in Corfu town, Gaios of Paxos and in some villages.

Some of the buildings worth seeing

Building ,  Click to Enlarge Building of the Ionian Bank (Iroon Square) : It was built around 1846 in one of the few big squares of the center of the town, which used to be known as the "Square of the Wells" and is now known as "Plakada of Saint Spyridon" . It is one of the important workpieces of the architect I. Chronis

 


Ricci Mansion at 15, Moustoxydou Street ( Strada Larga) : It is one of the most interesting mansions in Corfu town of the Venetian period (possibly of the 17th century ). Originally it had two floors. Its most typical feature is the arched ground floor with an elegant row of arches, orned on top with statues of heads of men and women , which refer to the decoration of the Loggia


Cobici Mansion (1680) at 43, N. Theotoki St.– 49 (Calle d’ Erbe) : It was built downtown, facing the church of Agios Vassileios . It has got a typical arch at the ground floor which is common for most of the buildings of the same street and which is the main feature of the commercial stores of the town. According to the iscription it bears on the side, it was built in 1680 by Daniel Cobici and it was reformed in 1728; afterwards, it was also modified several times


 

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