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Casa de La Panadería, Madrid

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  • The Casa de la Panaderia stands in the heart of the historical center of Madrid on the Plaza Mayor. It was completed in 1619, and was the seat of the main bakery in the town for many years. Today, the Tourist Association is housed here. The building dominates one side of the square and is an outspoken eye-catcher. Next to the two towers above all the detailed painting is the appeal of the House. For us, it is the most beautiful building in the square.
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  • Bakery House is a building of four heights, with arcaded ground floor, the top floor being done out of shape and attic side crowned by angular towers. It is located in the center of the north side of the Plaza Mayor in Madrid. First headquarters of the Royal administration, weights and measures, it is home to the Royal Academy of fine arts Saint-Ferdinand, then until 1871 the Royal Academy of history 1745 to 1774. Since then, it hosts various municipal services. Among the many functions that it has assumed, they include the main bakery in town, staring at the price of bread so that the needy can buy.
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  • The four-storeyed building Casa de Panaderia was built in the 17th century for the Guild of bakers and is one of the most remarkable buildings of Habsburg Spain. The main function of this Guild was to follow the pricing of bread-a staple food in those years. There's also always been a bakery. Later, there was the City Hall of Madrid, and a library. Several devastating fires have affected and the Plaza Mayor, and the Casa de Panaderia. However, building restoration and became more and more beautiful. It is now the city's main square, and its two high Spire and striking façade frescoed allocates it from surrounding buildings too bright cherry colour.
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful...breathtaking.....momentous....
  • Recommended visit to the Plaza Mayor to see this building among other things
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  • Heart of the city. Meeting point of diverse cultures.
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