LITERATURA_PEDRO CALDERÓN DE LA BARCA (MADRID)

PEDRO CALDERÓN DE LA BARCA Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish writer, poet and dramatist of the Spanish Golden Age. On 17 January 1600, he was born in Madrid, into a noble family. He attended the Jesuits Imperial College (Colegio Imperial de los Jesuitas), where he studied the Latin classic poets. In 1614, he studied Read more about LITERATURA_PEDRO CALDERÓN DE LA BARCA (MADRID)[…]

RATONCITO PÉREZ (MADRID_ PERSONAJES ILUSTRES)

The Ratoncito Pérez The Ratoncito Pérez is one of the most generous and likeable characters from Madrid. It is well-known in the whole country. Every child has sometime received the visit of this mouse. The Ratón Pérez appears only when a child lose a milk tooth. The child has to put the tooth under the Read more about RATONCITO PÉREZ (MADRID_ PERSONAJES ILUSTRES)[…]

HISTORIA DE LUIS CANDELAS (Luis Candelas’ story) MADRID_PERSONAJES ILUSTRES

Luis Candelas’ story In the first years of 1800, Luis Candelas Cagigal is born. He is a lad that grows up with bandit fame and profession. Wearing turquoise blue jacket, Mahón trousers and Corinto belt, Candelas became a famous personality, stealing in establishments and assaulting stagecoaches. After his robberies, he goes to the Arco de Read more about HISTORIA DE LUIS CANDELAS (Luis Candelas’ story) MADRID_PERSONAJES ILUSTRES[…]

EL BARRIO DE LOS COMEDIANTES Y DE LOS LITERATOS (The comedians and authors’ neighborhood) LEYENDAS DE MADRID

The comedians and authors’ neighborhood Better known as the ‘Barrio de las Letras’, it is located between the plaza de Benavente, calle de la Cruz, Carrera de San Jerónimo, the Prado down to the Carlos V roundabout, and calle de Atocha to go back to plaza de Benavente. In this space lived great geniuses of Read more about EL BARRIO DE LOS COMEDIANTES Y DE LOS LITERATOS (The comedians and authors’ neighborhood) LEYENDAS DE MADRID[…]

LEYENDAS DE LA AGORERA (The Legend of the ‘Agorera’) LEYENDAS DE MADRID

The Legend of the ‘Agorera’ It is said that, long time ago, the street of Núñez de Arce was called street of the Gorguera. This legend is about an inhabitant of this street. Her name was María Mola. She had dedicated her young days to prostitution, and then her maturity to sorcery. One day, a Read more about LEYENDAS DE LA AGORERA (The Legend of the ‘Agorera’) LEYENDAS DE MADRID[…]

LEYENDAS ACERCA DE LA CASA DE CERVANTES (About Cervantes’ house) LEYENDAS DE MADRID

About Cervantes’ house Without a doubt, the importance of the Cervantes’ street (before called street of Francos) comes from the fact that the famous author lived and died there. The house, which previously had the number 20 and nowadays has the 2, survives thanks to the intervention of Ramón de Mesonero Romanos, in 1833. It Read more about LEYENDAS ACERCA DE LA CASA DE CERVANTES (About Cervantes’ house) LEYENDAS DE MADRID[…]

Mercado (market) de San Miguel – MADRID

Mercado (market) de San Miguel During the medieval period, it was an open market surrounded by stands, where the guild’s handcrafted products were put on sale. Its most characteristic elements are the cast iron supports of the structure, the covers composition, the drainage well system and the ceramic battlement that crowns the roof. San Miguel Read more about Mercado (market) de San Miguel – MADRID[…]

IGLESIA DE SANTIAGO Y SAN JUAN – MADRID

IGLESIA DE SANTIAGO Y SAN JUAN In 1810, Joseph Bonaparte ordered to knock down all the buildings opposite to the west facade of the Palacio Real. His purpose was to open a large square, which will be known as the Plaza de Oriente. Among the disappeared buildings are two of the oldest churches in Madrid: Read more about IGLESIA DE SANTIAGO Y SAN JUAN – MADRID[…]

EL PALACIO DE LAS COMUNICACIONES (The Palacio de Comunicaciones) MADRID

The Palacio de Comunicaciones The Palacio de Comunicaciones was the last of the four buildings in the square to open its gates. It could be consider the best building to identify the essence of the place, because of its location in the south-west corner and the circular shape that it provides to the square. Likewise, Read more about EL PALACIO DE LAS COMUNICACIONES (The Palacio de Comunicaciones) MADRID[…]