The Casa de la Villa is a building located in Madrid, Spain. It served as city hall from the 17th to the 21st century.Casa de la Villa is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
It lies at the Plaza de la Villa, near the Calle Mayor.
Following the demolition of some housing that had served as provisional headquarters of the City Council (prior to that, the city council convened at the Church of San Salvador, located nearby), the project for the new building was commissioned in 1629 to Juan Gómez de Mora. Following the death of the latter, José de Villarreal, Teodoro de Ardemans and José del Olmo assumed the direction of the building works. Besides its role as city hall, the building was also intended to be used as municipal prison, replacing the old Cárcel de la Villa. The works finished in 1692.
Following the refurbishment of the Palacio de Comunicaciones and the move of the municipal premises to the former (a process finished in 2011), the Casa de la Villa was left with little use. It currently houses some offices of the different municipal groups represented at the Plenary and it is used for official receptions. Despite having a report for its declaration as historic-artistic monument initiated in 1977, the building has yet to be declared Bien de Interés Cultural.
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Casa De La Villa is the standout building in Plaza De La Villa ,the old Town Hall and surprisingly a prison ,constructed between 1645 and 1696 with the columns added in 1789 ,a beautiful building... more »
The Casa de la Villa is the former city hall of Madrid, the largest and most impressive of the historic buildings on Plaza de la Villa. It's built in a mix of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Mudejar and... more »
Excellent menu and staff service. It was so delicious that we came back two more times during our stay in Madrid.
It Highlights its sun clock painted on the facade of the House of the Sail, occupying almost the five floors of the building, the piece that projects the shadow part of a woman leaning to a balcony that is tending the clothes. The clock shows the hours ranging from five in the morning to five in the afternoon, is adorned with a dove and different symbols.
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