Alatriste’s Madrid

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Go on a walking tour of the must-see locations of seventeenth-century Madrid, the Golden Age of Spanish literature and its nerve centre. Renowned writers like Lope de Vega, Miguel de Cervantes and Francisco de Quevedo, as well as painters like Diego Velázquez, used to live here, specifically in Barrio de las Letras. The Baroque style is best represented in Plaza de la Villa and Plaza Mayor, as well as in the taverns of the period. And La Encarnación Monastery was assaulted in one of Pérez-Reverte’s novels featuring the melancholy soldier.

Plaza de la villa,

Plaza Mayor,

Calle del Arenal, 13

Calle de Cervantes, 11

Paseo del Prado, s/n

Plaza de la Encarnación, 1

Calle Cava Baja, 9


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