This impressive mansion was built in 1537 by the nephew of the famous Cardinal Cisneros, Benito Jiménez de Cisneros. Made in Plateresco style, the highlight of the original building is the façade on la calle del Sacramento, which is formed by an arc of granite masonry, on which is located the main balcony flanked by two beautiful columns. At that time, the façade facing the Town Square was the rear of the building, and gave access to the stables and corrals.
Over time, this house has hosted important figures in the history of Spain; it is said that the Secretary of Felipe II, Antonio Perez was here, and from here fled to France in 1590. Also, here Count Romanones was born, and had illustrious residents such as the generals Narvaez and Polavieja.
In 1909 the building was purchased by the City to integrate it into the offices of la Casa de la Villa; undergoing an extensive restoration by architect Luis Bellido and Gonzalez. The highlight of the restoration was building the façade facing the Plaza de la Villa (near Sol) and well as the elevated passageway that connects it with the City Hall. Both actions were carried out in accordance with the original features of the building.
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