Located in the south of the Plaza Mayor of Madrid side, Casa de la Carnicería is a four-storey penthouse building, with ground floor arcade and the sides crowned with angular towers. The exact date of the construction of the current building is unknown, although it is believed that it was completely rebuilt after the first fire of the Plaza Mayor in 1631. For the reconstruction, the style of Casa de la Panadería, which is located just opposite, was followed.
Originally, it housed the general facility from which meat was supplied to the markets of the town, hence the name of the building. In the late nineteenth century, it became the home of the Deputy Mayor and the district emergency assembly. From the early twentieth century, it was converted for a third time to become Casa Consitorial, harbouring various city offices.
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