PLAZA DE LA VILLA
Plaza de la Villa. The building to the left is the Casa de Cisneros. The Ayuntamiento is on the right.
The Plaza de la Villa is a pedestrian square facing on to Calle Mayor to the west of the Plaza Mayor.
The plaza is surrounded by three main buildings: the Torre de los Lujanes built in XV Century, the Casa de Cisceros built in 1537, and the former Ayuntamiento (town hall) built by Gómez de Mora in 1640 and connected to the latter by an arch.
In the center of the plaza there is a 1888 statue by Mariano Benlliure of the Spanish naval commander Don Alvaro de Bazán (1526-1588), one of the heroes at the battle of Lepanto in 1571.
Photos of Plaza de la Villa.
This is the statue of Don Alvaro de Bazán, the marquis of Santa Cruz.
Just behind is the Casa de Cisneros built in 1537.
This is the Torre de los Lujanes. Built in XV Century, it is the oldest building in Madrid.
After the battle of Pavia in 1525, the King of France, Francis I was captured by the Spaniards and imprisoned here for a year.
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