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Madrid 383 years ago

This is the first urban planimetry of Madrid. Miguel Molina Campuzano dated it around 1635. Later on, Antonio Matilla dated the map in 1622, attributing its authorship to Antonio Mancelli. The National Library of Spain has two of these maps. … Continue reading

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Welcome to our 13 new (rich) neighbours

The center of Madrid seems to be the place to invest. The hotel world has taken over most of the neighborhood’s buildings and several new hotels will open in the next months. Madrid is being designed as the best product … Continue reading

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Old memories of the old stables

The Marquis del Busto married Maria Teresa de Gabiña in 1865. He was one of Queen Isabella II’s personal doctors, officially her Chamber Doctor. He had his own horse charriots, three, and his own horses, also three. The animals lived … Continue reading

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Past and present times

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Sergio Sanz and Manu Clavijo in VillaJardines

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17th Century: The Italian origins of VillaJardines

The first owner of the building appears to be Melchora Marullo, Marquise of La Floresta. She moved from Sicily to VillaJardines in 1627 after she widowed Antonio de Quintana-Dueñas, regent of the Council of Italy. The building was her official residence in Madrid. In … Continue reading

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The Madrid experience according to Jodie and Steph

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