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Casa de Cisneros, Madrid

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  • Like the previous reviewer my wife and I did the same stroll towards the Real Palace and stopped here to take photos of the square and building behind. There were some lovely flower displays but armed...  more »
  • Walking through Calle Mayor from Plaza Mayor towards the Royal Palace, you pass Plaza de la villa on your left hand side. We found it worthwhile to enter the plaza, where we admired some of the oldest...  more »
  • It is located within a historic setting, which once housed the Madrid (Plaza de la Villa) power house.
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  • Walking through Calle Mayor from Plaza Mayor towards the Royal Palace, you pass Plaza de la villa on your left hand side. We found it worthwhile to enter the plaza, where we admired some of the oldest buildings of Madrid. One of these beautiful buildings is Casa Cisnero. It is built in 1537 by Benito Jiménez de Cisneros, the nephew of Cardinal Cisneros. He named the house in honour of the Carndinal, who founded the University of Alcalá. The front of Casa de Cisneros is in beautiful Plateresque decorative design. Plata means silver in Spanish and is a style from the late Gothic period of Castile. This is what makes Casa de Cisneros almost unique in Madrid. Around 1590 the house was used as a prison by King Philip II and later it was occupied by famous statesman. When the city of Madrid acquired ownership at the beginning of the 20th century, the house was integrated in the adjacent Casa de la Villa, which is the former old town hall. At that time the architects Bellido and Gonzalez restored the building and connected it to the Casa de la Villa by creating an arched passageway. Also take a look at the fine statue of Álvaro de Bazán standing on a white pedestal in the middle of of Plaza de la Villa, surrounded by a wonderful arranged flower bed.
  • A building of the XVI century that holds much history
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  • Lovely place in the Madrid of the Austrias
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  • It was until recently the office of the Mayor of Madrid. The square is still the historical heart of the town very close to the Plaza Mayor. The House is very well preserved.
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  • Renaissance palace from the 16th century that has undergone many alterations. It is integrated into the set of municipal buildings in the Plaza de la Villa. As a curiosity the facade of the Sacramento Street is that fewer reforms has suffered and therefore the closest to the original project. Currently there are offices.
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