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Casa de la Panadería, Madrid

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  • It is located in the greater Madrid Pza, visit required for all visitors of Madrid, in the Centre of its northern side. I was built as the main seat of the Tahona de la Villa, it has suffered two fires and numerous reconstructions and adaptations for various uses, currently Tourism Office.
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  • Simply gorgeous building! One of the most vivid impressions from Madrid. Beautiful wall paintings! Incredibly beautiful!
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  • The Casa de la Panadería is possibly the most emblematic building of the largest beach of Madrid. The works were completed in the year 1617 by Gómez de Mora. Built in order to accommodate the Guild of bakers, he has also been the headquarters of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. The building has undergone several renovations; the facade frescoes were painted in 1992. The painter, Carlos Franco, was based on mythological figures, such as Cybele, Bacchus and Cupid.
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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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