Audio File length: 2.37
English / USA Language: English / USA

Casa de Cisneros dating back to the 1500s, is famous for having been turned... backwards; in fact, the facade that you see now was once the back! But in the late nineteenth century a whimsical architect "turned the tables", connecting it to Casa de la Villa with a suspended arch. Don't forget to go along Calle Sacramento to admire the lovely original façade in a very ornate style, similar to decorated silverware and called "Plateresque".

Before you go have a look at what was once the facade of Casa de Cisneros, take a look at the horseshoe-shaped arch that opens onto Calle del Codo and the tower.

Download MyWoWo! The travel app that tells you about the Wonders of the World!

Share on