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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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This is (y)our neighborhood in Madrid: Sol

Visiting a city for the first time is very exciting, especially if it is not a main global city and one senses that it hides many secrets. Madrid is a little mystery for first timers. There are internationally recognizable elements … Continue reading

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The Museum of Saint Isidore

Considering that Madrid is living the feasts of its patron saint, Saint Isidore, it is maybe the most appropriate time to visit a museum dedicated to the saint and to the history of Madrid. The Museum of the Origins of … Continue reading

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