Casa de la Panadería, Madrid

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  • This building "Casa de la Panaderia" is for me the most beautiful building in the Plaza Mayor. The frescoes are quite recent but give the façade prestige and interest that it is the most photographed building in the square. The translation of the name translates as the Association of Bakers who were really a political and commercial force in the country.
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  • This name is known the most beautiful building of the Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Located in the northern part in the middle of two pointy pinnacles and is noted for its beautiful murals. Throughout history it has been assigned to multiple applications. Opposite this statue équestre de King Felipe III. Visit essential. Possibility to obtain beautiful pictures.
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  • Plaza Mayor is one of the signature locations of Madrid and this building is the centerpiece of the square. Plaza Mayor is a perfect square shaped by wonderful buildings that look just alike in red. T...  more »
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  • Recommended visit to the Plaza Mayor to see this building among other things
  • Casa de la Panaderia is in my opinion the most impressive and most beautiful building on Plaza Mayor and perhaps of Madrid. The frescos painted on the outside (which are quite recent) are unique. Casa de la Panaderia, or the Bakery, was designed to house the Bakers Guild. At that time this was a powerful organization, because they controlled the price of grand and bread. This gave them great political and economical power and their building should represent this great importance. The building stands at the north side of the square and has two large towers with spires. In the middle of the building you can see a golden crown, which was the symbol of the guild. Already in 1590 a wooden structure was built on the place of the Bakery. It was destroyed many times by heavy fires. The building we see today is from 1790 and was reconstructed by Juan de Villanueva. In 1914 Enrique Guijo was commissioned to do decorative paintings on the facade. In 1988 several artist were invited to replace the old and deteriorated paintings. Carlos Franco was chosen and he made the frescos in 1992. The Bakers Guild used the building until 1732 and after that it was used for many other purposes. At the end of the 19th century, the Madrid City Council took over the building and it became the headquarters of the Municipal Library and Municipal Archives. Today it is occupied by the Madrid Tourist Board and the ground floor houses the Madrid Tourism Center. It is free to enter and it is open from 09:30 till 20:30. This is the place to get your Madrid tourist information!
  • Beautiful architecture. I especially liked the consistency in the balcony doors contrasting with the mural finished facade.
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