As the Plaza Mayor's first building, it served as a model for the rest. The original had archways that gave people access ... More
Casa de la Panadería
As the Plaza Mayor's first building, it served as a model for the rest. The original had archways that gave people access to the square and its daily market from the main street, or Calle Mayor. It was built for the bakers' guild in 1617 and had a colorfully painted façade that was later destroyed by fire. In the late 1980s, painter Carlos Franco was commissioned to redecorate the façade, which he did with allegorical depictions of time and the horoscope. The building now hosts interesting exhibitions about Madrid.
One of Madrid's famous legends surrounds this Renaissance style house with seven chimneys. Apparently, the woman who owned it had
a relationship with King Felipe II. After she died, people claimed to see her ghost walking around on the ...
Madrid's cathedral took over 100 years to build, due to political conflicts, wars, and a lack of financial resources. According
to legend, it's named after the Virgen de la Almudena, whose icon was found during the Reconquest hidden in ...
Situated in the top of a hill, is Arcos de la Frontera, one of the most beautiful white towns in
Andalusia, and host of La Casa de Bovedas, a charming small inn, recently restored. The historical heritage of this ...