Category: Plaza de la Villa

Casa y Torre de los Lujanes y Casa de Cisneros

House and Tower of the Lujanes in the Plaza de la Villa

The Lujanes house in the Plaza de la Villa, was the residence of one of the most ancient lineages of Madrid, although in reality the Luján family came from Aragon. They settled in this place, at that time, in the early fifteenth century, when it was called Plaza de San Salvador. This square was considered […]

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Las dos puertas de la Casa de la Villa

Two doors of the Casa de la Villa, in Madrid

This building of the old town hall in Madrid, in the Plaza de la Villa has two doors, as seen in the photo above. The reason was that the Casa de la Villa, was built to serve two functions. As the seat of the municipal offices, door at the left, and prison of the Madrid […]

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Casa y Torre de los Lujanes y Casa de Cisneros

Other Landmark Buildings of Plaza de la Villa

On the photo of the Plaza de la Villa, above, there are the 3 main buildings: The Tower and House of Lujanes, to the left, Casa de Cisneros, located in the southern part of the enclosure, and the Casa de la Villa, on the right. The Tower and Lujanes House, are the two oldest civilian […]

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Casa de la Villa, Sede del Pleno Municipal

Madrid’s Old Town Hall, Plaza de la Villa

Next to Plaza Mayor, in the heart of the Old Madrid, lies this beautiful square named Plaza de la Villa. In its center there is a statue tribute to Alvaro de Bazan (nineteenth century), and around it, is a group of three buildings: the Casa de la Villa, designed by Juan Gómez de Mora in […]

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Plaza de la Villa, Monumento a Don Álvaro de Bazán

Casa de la Villa – The Old Town Hall

Leaving the San Miguel Market, down Calle Mayor, towards Bailen Street, where La Almudena Cathedral is located, before to the left we find the Plaza de la Villa, Madrid’s medieval center. On the photo above, we see the Casa de la Villa, which from 1693 to 2007 was the main building of the “Ayuntamiento” or […]

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